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SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Princess 300 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Princess 300 Typewriter

    €540.00Price

    This lovely, blue and cream, Princess 300, from 1962, is in superb overall condition and has been fitted with a new platen to make your typing soft and quiet. It is one of the finest truly portable typewriters ever made, and has a strong, solid feel while typing. Among collectors and those writers with multiple typewriters, it is one of the "must-haves" for many.

    It is has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. It has a new bi-colour ribbon and comes with a rich blue case. This is an extraordinary typewriter and will have an elegant and joyful presence on your desk or in your office. This is the original colour and finish; it has not been repainted. This typewriter is truly a "statement" on the desk of any serious screenwriter, journalist, novelist or even the occasional letter-writer. It is an extraordinary writing instrument for an extraordinary person. It is a lovely combination of inspired mid-century industrial design and German engineering! 

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online 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.

    We have restored dozens of these Princess typewriters over the years and I am always impressed by the overall high quality, mechanical design and the smoothness with which they operate. As an example, the ribbon colour selector switch on the left is as cool as they come. When you switch to red or no-colour a little colour-block comes into the glass window above the switch. Tabs are set (and removed) at the touch of a finger with the special key on the right side.

    This typewriter is working perfectly. The gold Princess logo is bright and shiny. All the chrome is in fine condition. The keytops are in excellent condition with no fingernail scratching. The painted finish only has the tiniest of blemishes and these few are generally located at the back side of the typewriter.  .

    The lovely, blue case is in fine condition. The hasp works perfectly.  The interior lining is overall in very good condition with only light wear. The exterior of this lovely faux-leather case is in excellent, original condition with only the slightest signs of wear and usage. 

    The keyboard is QWERTY with keys for European languages. The typeface is a lovely Pica (10 cpi). 

    For some discussion of the wondrous aspects of the Princess 300, and other considerations, please see: 
    http://xoverit.blogspot.com/2014/03/some-call-this-best-flat-typewriter_4.html
    http://genevatypewriters.blogspot.com/2010/09/scheidegger-princess-matic-1950s-with.html

    This superb example of a PRINCESS 300 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 during shipment.

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

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