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1952 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Princess Serial # 23145 1952 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Princess typewriter, Serial # 23145 Kevin Stallaert's 1952 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Princess typewriter. 2021-09-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kevin Stallaert: 1952 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Princess Serial # 23145 I found this typewriter on a local ad site. I noticed the case first. I had no idea this was an ultraportable until I saw it in the flesh.

The seller said he had bought it from a retired nurse. Which seems about right, since I found a commercial for disposable gloves in the document compartment.
It's a pretty basic typewriter. No color selector. Very pretty, but the margin release key is missing. I hope it is lodged somewhere inside.

1952 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Princess #23145

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)
Created: 09-05-2021 at 09:42AM
Last Edit: 09-05-2021 at 09:48AM


Description:

I found this typewriter on a local ad site. I noticed the case first. I had no idea this was an ultraportable until I saw it in the flesh.

The seller said he had bought it from a retired nurse. Which seems about right, since I found a commercial for disposable gloves in the document compartment.
It's a pretty basic typewriter. No color selector. Very pretty, but the margin release key is missing. I hope it is lodged somewhere inside.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Open ribbon cover
Open ribbon cover

Backside (flat pancake)
Backside (flat pancake)

Serial number
Serial number

carrying case / lid (the bottom of the case is secured to the typewriter body)
carrying case / lid (the bottom of the case is secured to the typewriter body)

Disposable gloves commercial
Disposable gloves commercial

Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)

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I fell into the typewriter rabbit hole due to nostalgia: I used to have a massive Olympia SG1 when I was a kid. It formed my typing habits, which is why I am called a "furious typer" by my coworkers. Came across the r/typewriters page on Reddit which rekindled my love for these wonderful machines. Lets just hope I don't start pushing screens off my desk when I reach the end of a line...

I also have a modest Youtube channel where I document the progress of my typewriter journey: https://www.youtube.com/@Slug_Life



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