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195x Scheidegger (Keller und Knappich) Princess-Matic Serial # 430443 195x Scheidegger (Keller und Knappich) Princess-Matic typewriter, Serial # 430443 Oliver Scheit's 195x Scheidegger (Keller und Knappich) Princess-Matic typewriter. 2016-09-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Oliver Scheit: 195x Scheidegger (Keller und Knappich) Princess-Matic Serial # 430443 I bought this very nice Scheidegger Princess-Matic straight from the woman who bought it new in the shop some 50 or 60 years ago. She told me the whole story - she was actually a teenager back then and learning to type in a Scheidegger school in Hamburg, Germany. In order to be able to practise at home, she bought this typewriter and kept it since. Her husband and she will soon move from their big house to a smaller flat, so she wanted to sell some of the stuff she has no more need for. She put an ad online and since it was only a few kilometer away, I drove there and bought it.
All Princess typewriters that I have (200,300, Special and this Scheidegger) are top-quality. If I'd have to chose one single typewriter for the island - I'd probably go for my Princess 200. For me, that is the perfect machine. I am by far faster on this one than on any other typewriter I own.
Personally I do not really like the looks of the later Princess (100,200 and 300) because for my eyes, they are a little to curvy. But as long as they are such amazing typers, I don't care about that.
Strange thing about my Scheidegger is the serial number, which seems to be off-bounds. Will try to check on that topic again.

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This typewriter was sold to a lady who plans to use it for writing one or more novels ...

195x Scheidegger (Keller und Knappich) Princess-Matic #430443

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Oliver Scheit (osh)
Created: 07-23-2015 at 03:14PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2016 at 11:24AM


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I bought this very nice Scheidegger Princess-Matic straight from the woman who bought it new in the shop some 50 or 60 years ago. She told me the whole story - she was actually a teenager back then and learning to type in a Scheidegger school in Hamburg, Germany. In order to be able to practise at home, she bought this typewriter and kept it since. Her husband and she will soon move from their big house to a smaller flat, so she wanted to sell some of the stuff she has no more need for. She put an ad online and since it was only a few kilometer away, I drove there and bought it.
All Princess typewriters that I have (200,300, Special and this Scheidegger) are top-quality. If I'd have to chose one single typewriter for the island - I'd probably go for my Princess 200. For me, that is the perfect machine. I am by far faster on this one than on any other typewriter I own.
Personally I do not really like the looks of the later Princess (100,200 and 300) because for my eyes, they are a little to curvy. But as long as they are such amazing typers, I don't care about that.
Strange thing about my Scheidegger is the serial number, which seems to be off-bounds. Will try to check on that topic again.

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This typewriter was sold to a lady who plans to use it for writing one or more novels ...

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