1958 Halda P #P120522
Created: 10-03-2014 at 04:52PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 08:01AM
Spotted at MTE, a very late-model Halda, serial number near the end of production. Might explain why the manual has "Facit" all over it and sports the "Facit Dunce" character. The carrying case is a marvel of engineering. Machine has one large rubber foot as in most Facits.
Lots of interesting ephemera in the case, including a 1961 receipt for service and ribbon replacement and a large cardboard "visor" that inserts into the ribbon cover to hide the keyboard for touch-typing training. The manual covers the training course.
Condition: typebasket completely frozen (prolly someone WD-40'd it) and a few odd bits were lying in the case. Doesn't really look like they belong to the machine. The case key is engraved "IKA" (the case manufacturer?)
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 40 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine.