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1959 Facit P Serial # P138287 1959 Facit P typewriter, Serial # P138287 Mark Schrad's 1959 Facit P typewriter. 2021-02-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1959 Facit P Serial # P138287 Den saknade länken! The missing link. In 1959, the Halda typewriter company of Svängsta, Sweden, became Facit. But although it has a Facit badge, Facit never made a Model P (“Privat”) like this. So it is essentially a Halda P, but with a Facit badge—which is actually too big to fit the space on the lid where the smaller Halda badge should go. And it’s serial number is far beyond the range of Halda’s manufacture.
So it’s both a Facit and a Halda. Or neither. So we'll call it a Facit P, and leave it at that. Found languishing online for many months in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in January 2021, just before a Nor'easter hit.

1959 Facit P #P138287

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 02-01-2021 at 07:07PM
Last Edit: 02-01-2021 at 07:08PM


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Den saknade länken! The missing link. In 1959, the Halda typewriter company of Svängsta, Sweden, became Facit. But although it has a Facit badge, Facit never made a Model P (“Privat”) like this. So it is essentially a Halda P, but with a Facit badge—which is actually too big to fit the space on the lid where the smaller Halda badge should go. And it’s serial number is far beyond the range of Halda’s manufacture.
So it’s both a Facit and a Halda. Or neither. So we'll call it a Facit P, and leave it at that. Found languishing online for many months in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in January 2021, just before a Nor'easter hit.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Professor of Political Science and Director of Russian Area Studies at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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