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SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Cursive Princess 300 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Cursive Princess 300 Typewriter

    €1,100.00Price

    This lovely, blue and cream, Princess 300, from 1968, is in near-mint condition and--joy of joys!--the typeface is a beautiful CURSIVE! It has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. It comes with original User Manual, Guarantee, and Key. 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 the occasional letter-writer. It is an extraordinary writing instrument for an extraordinary person.

    This is 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. This Princess comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter under the keyboard. This seal permanently identifies this typewriter as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a 6-month warranty at no charge. (See below for details.) We guarantee safe delivery and provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2021 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. And the fact that this has a new platen adds even more value.

    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.

    The platen roller has been refurbished with new rubber by one of the oldest factories in Europe and it has a new "Acme Signature" blue ribbon on two vintage metal ribbon spools. 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 typeface is a lovely Cursive Pica (10 cpi). As compared to many Princesses I see for sale, this has the original QWERTY keyboard common to English language writers.

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

    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

    Notes on Platens: If you are shopping for a typewriter, please note that the Platen (the black, rubber-covered roller on which the paper is wound and which receives the strike of the metal key to imprint the letter) is one of the most important elements for the enjoyable use of your typewriter and for making a correct imprint on the paper. Over time, the rubber becomes hard. This hardness results in an unpleasant, loud clatter as you type, a harder shock to your finger bones, and a faulty imprint of the letter on the paper. In the glory days of typing, platens would be replaced every few years, just like replacing the tires on your car. The typical cost for a new platen is around 125$, not including labour costs. If you are spending hundreds of dollars on a typewriter, take the time to ask the seller about the platen. Ask the seller what is the hardness measurement of the platen. It should be between 85 and 95. Most dealers simply clean off the platen and don't mention the hardness in their description. At Acme we install new platens, at no extra cost, on any typewriter that needs one in order to ensure the best typing experience and the best, decades-long operation of your typewriter. 

    Notes on the Warranty: Should anything require repair the Acme Type Machine Company (an established company in the Netherlands with Chamber of Commerce registration number 74166247) will repair it free of charge when shipped to our workshop. Due to the costs of shipping and the possibilities therein for damage during the shipping process we will work with you to make any required adjustments or repairs at home prior to taking the step to ship it to our workshop in Holland. Should it be preferable due to costs involved, we will also discuss the possibility of bringing it to a local professional typewriter repair service to make the necessary repairs. 
    The warranty does not cover damage due to mishandling or dropping the typewriter, breakage of platen roller knobs or for ordinary typewriter maintenance such as ribbon changing, platen roller renovation, character adjustment due to extensive use etc.

    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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