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23-4-2014 11:08:44  #1


Facit Privat

Yesterday I acquired a new camera, so I'm of course eager to use it, even though I don't truly know yet how to properly do so. Let's call this a practice run.

I present to you, a really dirty Facit Privat!
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat1.jpg


The platen has been abused quite a bit. It actually looks a bit like corduroy at this point?
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat2.jpg


It would actually have made sense to take a picture where the Z would have been visible, but at least this portrays the scandic letters. Inky!
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat9.jpg


I'd love to believe that someone hasn't tried to rip off the Facit Sweden -plate, but I fear that'd just be self-delusion.
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat3.jpg


This is not just a picture of a spring and random holes of the bottom of the machine. This is a picture of the sole spring that needs to be deattached in the removal of carriage. (Would be more meaningful picture in a maintenance related topic (that'll probably happen too.))
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat4.jpg


Underneath the carriage. A person attempting to remove the carriage would unscrew the two outer screws, and then do the same on the other side. Screw in the middle adjusts the carriage.
http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat5.jpg


Oh look, there's our spring from the earlier picture!http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat7.jpg


Mysterious half of a metal plate that seems to be part of the machine, but was missing from the other side. Also, the serial number. Unfortunately without the tw-db.com I don't have a clue what the serial could tell us.http://talvilintu.org/misc/type/FacitPrivat/facitprivat8.jpg


Now I only wish I had my collection with me, but no. For the time being they're in another city and I don't even know when I'll be visiting them. (Otherwise I would have picked something else to photograph.)

Last edited by tatte (23-4-2014 11:23:14)

 

23-4-2014 16:04:39  #2


Re: Facit Privat

Nice machine, so I'm glad this is the one you used for pictures. I'm a Facit fan and think they have one of the smoothest carriages ever produced. Of course the fact that Facit didn't use the standard carriage rail system with ball retainers had a lot to do with it. It wasn't the only oddity that was signature Facit; that perforated base cover is another one and it looks like they used them for a number of different models.


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