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1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P228168 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter, Serial # P228168 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter. 2022-01-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P228168 Found this machine in an antique store. They had a sign saying they sold it cheap ($5) because it didn't work. When the carriage wouldn't move and the keys wouldn't hit the platen, the store concluded it had to be broken. Turned out, it was as simple as just releasing the carriage lock. Naturally, I did then what most of us serious enthusiasts would do: I didn't tell them about it. Instead I bought it for the $5 they asked.

1960 Facit TP1 #P228168

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 01-11-2022 at 08:00AM
Last Edit: 01-11-2022 at 08:01AM


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Found this machine in an antique store. They had a sign saying they sold it cheap ($5) because it didn't work. When the carriage wouldn't move and the keys wouldn't hit the platen, the store concluded it had to be broken. Turned out, it was as simple as just releasing the carriage lock. Naturally, I did then what most of us serious enthusiasts would do: I didn't tell them about it. Instead I bought it for the $5 they asked.

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11 CPI typeface with smaller letters than I typically see with 11 CPI.
11 CPI typeface with smaller letters than I typically see with 11 CPI.




Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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