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20-12-2020 18:54:11  #11


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

 

25-12-2020 20:03:16  #12


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Guth, your TP1 is a very lovely machine.  Great photos you posted up.

I, too, have a TP1 on my want-list.  I think only one body color was available but the color of keys came in green, also...which is the variety I have my eye open for.

 

27-12-2020 02:35:36  #13


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Pete E. wrote:

Guth, your TP1 is a very lovely machine.  Great photos you posted up.

I, too, have a TP1 on my want-list.  I think only one body color was available but the color of keys came in green, also...which is the variety I have my eye open for.

Thank you, I've grown quite fond of this TP1 as I love the way it types. The one that I mentioned that was available to me locally had the green keys that you speak of. Personally, I prefer the look of the machines with the charcoal colored keys as those keys match the background color of the FACIT logo badge that appears on the front of the machine just above the keys (but then I'm peculiarly particular in that sort of way).

 

17-1-2021 08:25:27  #14


Re: The Swedish Gallery

What I did not know is that the TP1 and TP1 were offered without Tab features. 

Factory plastic plugs placed in the 2 holes along the lower sides where the Tab control levers are normally seen.  And of course, no Tab key-top.
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https://i.imgur.com/o37WHod.jpg

 

 

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