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SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Facit TP2 Typewriter — Smooth as Silk!
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Facit TP2 Typewriter — Smooth as Silk!

    €320.00Price

    With a typing feel that is as smooth and soft as they come, this is an uncommon and highly-sought-after typewriter: a 1968 Facit TP2, in lovely light body colour with deep-charcoal keys. The typeface is very similar to the Hermes typeface that is often called "techno". It has been fully serviced, and is ready to type. It has a new two-colour ribbon and is ready for decades of typing.

    The Facit typewriter has been called the "Prince of the Typewriters" by the great and respected Robert Messenger. He says that it is "attractive to the eye, has a nice light typing touch, yet is still very workmanlike". I cannot improve on his description. This typewriter has a "basket-shift" making it very easy on the fingers while typing. There is an innovative system for allowing the carriage to roll back and forth and this mechanism gives the Facit the lightest touch in mid-century typewriters.

    This Facit has the normal QWERTY keyboard, NOT the Scandinavian QWERTY which has a hard-to-get-used-to period (full-stop) and comma placement. Facit typewriters were made in Sweden by the same company that made the superb Halda typewriters. The Facits have many of the same mechanical and typing qualities as the highly-regarded Haldas. 

     

     

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. They are fully guaranteed to work. Most shipments to the US arrive in 3 days--often much faster than most domestic shipments within the US. Acme typewriters are carefully selected, beautifully restored and come with a one-year mechanical warranty and lifetime customer-service. Each comes with a lead seal, attached to the body, identifying it as a fully-restored Acme typewriter. Many new dealers strive to imitate us--none succeed.

     

    (back to the typewriter...)
    The body finish is in really excellent condition, the chrome is perfect and everything about the typewriter speaks of little use and excellent care when it was used. The Platen Roller is clean and smooth and takes the imprint well (see sample). It has a pefect softness for typing, measured at ~88 (Ideal being considered between 84 and 94). The Paper Feeder Rollers are new-like and soft. The beautiful large base plate is soft and grips the desktop well. (This can often be a weak point on Facits and Haldas.)

    The typeface is a lovely Elite Techno with 12 characters to the inch (see photo). The keyboard comes the US dollar sign, the @ symbol etc. It comes, of course, with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately.

    For a discussion of Facit typewriters, please see:
    https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2011/10/facit-tp1-portable-prince-of.html
    https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/04/facit-v-facit-tp1-and-tp2-portable.html

    This fine example of a Facit typewriter 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.

    See my buyer reviews and you will have confidence in your purchase.

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