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1959 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 Serial # 159667 1959 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 typewriter, Serial # 159667 William Tedeschi's 1959 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 typewriter. 2015-06-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of William Tedeschi: 1959 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 Serial # 159667 An eBay win.

Asked on my blog what ultra portable has a tabulator and this was one that was suggested. I had completely forgotten about it until it was mentioned again. I remember seeing R. Polt's in one of his blog posts and was absolutely smitten with the styling.

It came to me in G/VG condition. I wouldn't say E condition unless you allow normal wear and tear in the usual spots.

The carry cover is in fantastic condition. After cleaning and polishing it honestly looks better than the typewriter itself! (That isn't common to say...)

The typewriter came to me with two issues. Though the physical condition was very nice, the internal condition was in need of TLC. The keys acted as though there were a key lock and the carriage would not move all the way to the left.

After some work and correspondence with another contributor to this database -- X Over It -- these two issues were fixed. The latter of this issues, unfortunately, required several sections to be filed.

Despite cleaning the typeface and segment, the typewriter is still acting up. The specimen would want you to believe that I did zero to little cleaning, but I assure you, prior to doing a blog post with it, the typeface looked nearly new. I plan on working on it more to correct these issues.

1959 Princess (Keller und Knappich) 300 #159667

Status: My Collection
Hunter: William Tedeschi (Baekgu)
Created: 06-19-2015 at 09:07PM
Last Edit: 06-19-2015 at 09:08PM


Description:

An eBay win.

Asked on my blog what ultra portable has a tabulator and this was one that was suggested. I had completely forgotten about it until it was mentioned again. I remember seeing R. Polt's in one of his blog posts and was absolutely smitten with the styling.

It came to me in G/VG condition. I wouldn't say E condition unless you allow normal wear and tear in the usual spots.

The carry cover is in fantastic condition. After cleaning and polishing it honestly looks better than the typewriter itself! (That isn't common to say...)

The typewriter came to me with two issues. Though the physical condition was very nice, the internal condition was in need of TLC. The keys acted as though there were a key lock and the carriage would not move all the way to the left.

After some work and correspondence with another contributor to this database -- X Over It -- these two issues were fixed. The latter of this issues, unfortunately, required several sections to be filed.

Despite cleaning the typeface and segment, the typewriter is still acting up. The specimen would want you to believe that I did zero to little cleaning, but I assure you, prior to doing a blog post with it, the typeface looked nearly new. I plan on working on it more to correct these issues.

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Hunter: William Tedeschi (Baekgu)

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I began using typewriters when I realized that digital workflow really didn't work too well for me. I write almost all of my drafts longhand with a fountain pen (my first love) then type out after via a typewriter.

Typewriters, to me, can be split into two grades like fountain pens: user and collector. All of my typewriters are certainly user grade! That doesn't mean they're ratty, it just means they're not mint condition. :-) I'm a user more than a collector and the typewriters I own (as with my pens) were purchased because of their draw. Portables are my cup of tea as desktop models are... kinda unsightly beasts. I also tend to lug one around!

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