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23-9-2014 10:22:50  #1


The Swedish Gallery

Like its cars, furniture, and pop-rock bands, Sweden produced typewriters that marched to the beat of a different drummer. Do you have a Swedish-made machine? Post your pictures here!

1965 Facit TP1
http://41.media.tumblr.com/9677a30090b20afd0616b55def7ec5dd/tumblr_nbcnr4xM2C1tx8naao1_1280.jpg

http://41.media.tumblr.com/92f0d0547e64ac84d804da31752272d7/tumblr_nbcnr4xM2C1tx8naao2_1280.jpg


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06-10-2014 12:44:18  #2


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1968 Facit TP2
http://40.media.tumblr.com/4a85863be4a310585479c4879f1d1f57/tumblr_ncn7ntL4F31tx8naao2_1280.jpg

http://40.media.tumblr.com/4390e3d9d553920a2165768432bb7379/tumblr_ncn7ntL4F31tx8naao1_1280.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/OZeuKtA.jpg
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11-12-2014 12:36:39  #3


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1963 Facit T2:
http://36.media.tumblr.com/0ad0e15eec3a2abe785ccae42f2f98df/tumblr_n769egQd4w1tx8naao1_1280.jpg


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21-1-2015 00:03:58  #4


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1957 Halda Portable:
https://40.media.tumblr.com/c7c16c0b758b5645a6d290fecc4e4931/tumblr_nh7d4xi0DZ1tx8naao1_1280.jpg
https://36.media.tumblr.com/8116ac3c2427a1bbe78789013dc3e761/tumblr_nh7d4xi0DZ1tx8naao3_1280.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/OZeuKtA.jpg
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26-6-2015 23:24:50  #5


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1971 Facit 1820
http://36.media.tumblr.com/c87d1cb1f853aad1beb20708f040c827/tumblr_nbuotmTIM31tx8naao2_1280.jpg

 


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30-7-2016 18:25:56  #6


Re: The Swedish Gallery

I know per rule this thread is a non comment thread buuuuut Color me green with envy on the Halda(s). Perhaps someday. sigh Heading to the the corner for breaking the rules. 

 

21-2-2018 12:27:37  #7


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Facit 1620 - a bit loud, but great to use
https://imgur.com/VyHypTy
https://i.imgur.com/VyHypTy.jpg?1


Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon - Raymond Chandler
 

21-10-2020 15:49:40  #8


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1966 Facit TP2...new to my collection,  Got it from eBay for $ 110 USD.  I was so happy to pay that !

My extra BIG surprise was to find out it is Cursive script and very lovely at that.

https://i.imgur.com/bGjc34d.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xyQEQX8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/r7GWuL9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/d96FdUo.jpg

 

13-12-2020 18:38:32  #9


Re: The Swedish Gallery

1955 Halda P - At its new home after one long ownership.
.https://i.imgur.com/2PIpNcl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/szjF8n5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/gDUVLPD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/qOSMylx.jpg

 

20-12-2020 18:54:11  #10


Re: The Swedish Gallery

While I'll never become an extreme collector, I do have a list of around 8 typewriters that I would really like to own. Among those on my wish list was the Facit TP1, based in part on the things that I've been able to read about this Swedish machine. (It's a shame that information on Facit typewriters is so much harder to come by as compared to other brands.) Facits are not commonly found on the local market, but when one did come up for sale locally I was able to check it out. Sadly that example wasn't worth the trouble for the price being asked. So I resorted to the big auction site where I found this TP1 that was in much better shape while also costing less than the hone local to me. It had one "known" problem. I say known as the seller assumed the issue was with the ribbon vibrator. I decided to take a chance on it and upon arrival I learned that the real issue rested with the ribbon drive mechanisms. I turned out that both of the ratcheting ribbon drive wheels (gears/sprockets/whatever you prefer) were seized up. I was able to resolve this problem by repeatedly soaking the spindle just below these gears with mineral spirits and blowing them out with compressed air while gradually working things loose manually with my fingers. Now everything works like a charm. I love both the look and the feel of this machine and am glad that I decided to find one for myself.

http://billguthrie.com/images/misc/typewriters/facitTP1withCaseManualsCover.jpg


http://billguthrie.com/images/misc/typewriters/facitTP1frontClose.jpg


http://billguthrie.com/images/misc/typewriters/facitTP1frontRight.jpg


http://billguthrie.com/images/misc/typewriters/facitTP1rear.jpg


http://billguthrie.com/images/misc/typewriters/facitTP1rearRight.jpg

 

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