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1953 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 Serial # 306543 1953 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 typewriter, Serial # 306543 Tas Kyprianou's 1953 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 typewriter. 2022-10-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1953 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 Serial # 306543 I bought this to clean up, tune up and sell on. Damn . . . It's a keeper.
If this machine is anything to go by then the Princess 300 range deserves all the praise that has been heaped upon it. This, despite being covered in thousands of eraser shavings, typed like a dream on the seller's doorstep, and now that I've cleaned it up is even better. It feels like an Olympia but not the traveler or SF range, this types like an SM. Incredible. Fast, really well aligned and an utter joy to use. The carriage return is as smooth, yes AS SMOOTH, as my Adler Gabrielle 25. Unbelievable. I'm a fan. If you see one then I wholeheartedly suggest seriously considering buying it.

Elite

1953 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 #306543

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 09-01-2022 at 04:05AM
Last Edit: 10-05-2022 at 05:29AM


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I bought this to clean up, tune up and sell on. Damn . . . It's a keeper.
If this machine is anything to go by then the Princess 300 range deserves all the praise that has been heaped upon it. This, despite being covered in thousands of eraser shavings, typed like a dream on the seller's doorstep, and now that I've cleaned it up is even better. It feels like an Olympia but not the traveler or SF range, this types like an SM. Incredible. Fast, really well aligned and an utter joy to use. The carriage return is as smooth, yes AS SMOOTH, as my Adler Gabrielle 25. Unbelievable. I'm a fan. If you see one then I wholeheartedly suggest seriously considering buying it.

Elite

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The machine is just 6.5 cm high, 8cm when attached to its base.
The machine is just 6.5 cm high, 8cm when attached to its base.





Loving the detailing on the case lock and the solid Bakelite feel handle.
Loving the detailing on the case lock and the solid Bakelite feel handle.


Gorgeously ergonomic keys
Gorgeously ergonomic keys






Card guides are incorrectly fitted here. The right should go on the left and visa versa.
Card guides are incorrectly fitted here. The right should go on the left and visa versa.

Superb alignment.
Superb alignment.



Black
Black

Red
Red

Stencil
Stencil



Precision engineering
Precision engineering

Beautiful detail
Beautiful detail


Lever neatly tucks away behind the roller knob for storage
Lever neatly tucks away behind the roller knob for storage




Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1485

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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