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

    €920.00Price

    This lovely, red and cream, Princess 300, from 1968, is in wonderful, original condition and has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. Don't be put off by the name Princess: this is a top-quality, solid and well-designed machine. (See links below for some reviews of the Princess.) 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 over-painted. 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! 

    Like all of our typewriters this is a fully-working typing machine. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one year warranty. 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 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.

    The gold Princess logo is bright and shiny. All the chrome is in fine condition. The keytops are in fine condition with no fingernail scratching on any of the keys. The painted finish only has the tiniest of blemishes here and there.  

    Mechanically this Princess is in top working condition. Everything works as it should and as originally designed. The platen is in fine condition, clean and smooth. It has a hardness rating of 94 (ideal range is 85 to 95) and makes a fine imprint on the paper (see typing sample in photo). The paper feed rollers are in excellent condition and appropriately soft. As are the feet on the base.

    The lovely case is in beautiful overall condition. The hasp and handle are shiny and work perfectly.  The interior lining is in excellent condition. The interior flap with snap is in fine condition but the attachment of the snap has been carefully repaired.. The exterior of this lovely faux calf-leather case is in excellent, original condition with only the slightest signs of wear. 

    The typeface is a lovely Elite (11 cpi). The keyboard is original QWERTY, common to English language writers.  It has a new ribbon ribbon so you can start typing immediately..

    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

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

    This fine 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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