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SORRY, SOLD! 1960 Antares Parva Typewriter — A true "Super-Portable"!
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1960 Antares Parva Typewriter — A true "Super-Portable"!


    Antares typewriters are not very well known due, perhaps, to the relatively limited amount that were manufactured. And in this green and cream, two-tone colouring they are quite rare. This is an absolutely lovely and compact typing machine. It is very portable but also sits well on the desktop. This particular Antares has a QWERTY keyboard. It was produced in 1960 in Italy but beyond that I know very little about the history of the Antares label. This typewriter came to us through a Dutch family that had owned it since new. This typewriter is completely original in all parts and has not been repainted. 

    Writing about the mechanical characteristics of the Antares typewriters, the great typewriter enthusiast, Will Davis, says that Antares was "the progenitor of a whole myriad of later machines from all over the world" and that they "are efficient and highly portable, and are fairly high on my list of portables to actually both carry around and use". (

    About Acme (more about the typewriter below):
    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling internationally in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are covered by a 1-year warranty and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.


    This Antares Parva is in superb condition, inside and out. It has been fully cleaned and serviced and is in top cosmetic condition and working correctly. Nothing has been replaced or changed from its original manufacture, with the exception of the four, small rubber feet on the base. All keys type smoothly. The chrome is in excellent condition, all levers and functions work as originally.  The platen roller is smooth and clean with a very usable hardness rating of 91 (durometer, Shore A scale; Ideal reading is between 85 and 95). The Paper Feed Rollers are soft and grip the paper well. 

    The painted finish on the metal body of the typewriter is in near-perfect condition and is all original to the typewriter.  The keys are in wonderful condition without scratching or other damage.  There are a few tiny scratches on the lower rear of the typewriter where the case attached to it. 

    This Antares P59 has an international QWERTY keyboard  with symbols for accents needed for writing in French, German etc.  The typeface/font is Pica (10 cpi). 

    The original case/cover is in excellent condition. The chrome is in unusually fine condition.  There are surprisingly few marks of use or wear on the case/cover.


    This fine example of an Antares Parva will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery. It will be fully insured for shipment.

    Don't hesitate to contact me for more photos or any other explanation of anything.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase!

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