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1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P259118 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter, Serial # P259118 Tas Kyprianou's 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter. 2022-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P259118 Having previously owned a 1620 I knew that FACITs were a serious contender in the typewriter world. This TP1 has cemented that view and despite not even owning the thing for a full 24hrs I know that we are going to become the best of friends. It types like it's on cocaine or something. SO fast A unique "thwick" sound too when the keys are struck (although this may be due to the granite style platen). This is an absolute joy to use and type on and I implore serious enthusiasts out there to make it a mission and get their hands on one. If you're just starting out though I'd hold fire perhaps, otherwise you'll be chasing your tail for a long time trying to find a machine as beautiful to type on in your collection as this.

1960 Facit TP1 #P259118

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-21-2022 at 04:47AM
Last Edit: 04-26-2022 at 06:57AM


Description:

Having previously owned a 1620 I knew that FACITs were a serious contender in the typewriter world. This TP1 has cemented that view and despite not even owning the thing for a full 24hrs I know that we are going to become the best of friends. It types like it's on cocaine or something. SO fast A unique "thwick" sound too when the keys are struck (although this may be due to the granite style platen). This is an absolute joy to use and type on and I implore serious enthusiasts out there to make it a mission and get their hands on one. If you're just starting out though I'd hold fire perhaps, otherwise you'll be chasing your tail for a long time trying to find a machine as beautiful to type on in your collection as this.

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A sheet of paper that came with the machine calls this STANDARD PICA 10 but I've not been able to find a 30A CSA reference.
A sheet of paper that came with the machine calls this STANDARD PICA 10 but I've not been able to find a 30A CSA reference.





platen must be one of the hardest I own. Makes the Hermes 3000 one feel like putty in comparison. This is like granite.
platen must be one of the hardest I own. Makes the Hermes 3000 one feel like putty in comparison. This is like granite.





This "HELLO BABY" eraser was inside the machine when I opened it up for its first clean.
This "HELLO BABY" eraser was inside the machine when I opened it up for its first clean.


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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