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25-12-2020 20:03:16  #11


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  #12


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  #13


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

 

 

09-2-2021 15:17:19  #14


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Hi uth,

So I took your lead on the color of the type-key tops and have this machine coming my way. 

Should be in my home by the week's end or Monday at the latest.

I think mine dates from 1963 or 1964.  Believe that is when the paper tray changed from clean plastic to painted metal.

Figured since my TP2 has cursive-script, I needed a TP1 with non-cursive...
.https://i.imgur.com/Ht2KRZb.jpg

 

 

11-2-2021 14:53:09  #15


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Back view...with the little Sweden badge :.
.https://i.imgur.com/Gcpym5c.jpg

 

14-2-2021 08:40:26  #16


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Ready for another 50 years of use...
.https://i.imgur.com/zkGJkZj.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XpCPpff.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RTaT9JB.jpg

 

23-2-2021 08:51:30  #17


Re: The Swedish Gallery

p.s.

If anyone is looking to buy a blue Facit TP2 with cursive-script, there is one running on eBay this week.  Price is a bit high...but cursives seem to do that.  Unless the owner does not know...which is always the best way.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Facit-TP2-1968-Typewriter-Made-in-Sweden-Portable-Typewriter-With-Case-Works/114699243590?hash=item1ab49b9046:g:GhEAAOSwVzFgM-2H

 

07-4-2021 14:48:49  #18


Re: The Swedish Gallery

New-to-me Facit T2 (standard) at home and all cleaned up.  Dates from around 1969-1970.

It has a 15" wide platen and 12 cpi Elite type.  Very fast, so smooth, and a joy on which to type.  Really a sweet sounding end-of-line bell, too.  Platen is soft and allows me to make indents into the rubber with my thumb nail.

Carriage lifts off/on for easy cleaning and access to the mechanicals. 

Two small, narrow removable metal covers on the underside of the carriage which makes replacing the draw-band so easy.  You can just "fish" it through the carriage with your fingers and then replace the covers.

https://i.imgur.com/WGD319j.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ocsfOIa.jpg

 

16-4-2021 21:36:53  #19


Re: The Swedish Gallery

Finally got around to cleaning and refurbishing the case for my new-to-me 1964 Facit TP1 typewriter.

The white-colored top and bottom panels of the case had stains that would not clean off...so I gave those surfaces a light repaint with a satin-finished spray paint very close to the original white color.

Case even came to me with its key.

Typewriter works flawlessly and so smoothly.
.https://i.imgur.com/HMMOdTM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7AydZ46.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5YtUszK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3HE7MfM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YCGK554.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XrWffXn.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OTH02XO.jpg

 

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