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1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P259118 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter, Serial # P259118 Tas Kyprianou's 1960 Facit TP1 typewriter. 2023-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1960 Facit TP1 Serial # P259118 Having previously owned a 1620 I knew that FACITs were a serious contender in the typewriter world. This TP1 has cemented that view and despite not even owning the thing for a full 24hrs I knew that we were going to become the best of friends. It types like it's on cocaine or something. SO fast A unique "thwick" sound too when the keys are struck (although this may be due to the granite style platen). This is an absolute joy to use and type on and I implore serious enthusiasts out there to make it a mission and get their hands on one. If you're just starting out though I'd hold fire perhaps, otherwise you'll be chasing your tail for a long time trying to find a machine as beautiful to type on in your collection as this.

*new platen fitted July 2022. No more thwick now just dd dd dd with every keystroke. Beautiful

1960 Facit TP1 #P259118

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-21-2022 at 04:47AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2023 at 10:46AM


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Having previously owned a 1620 I knew that FACITs were a serious contender in the typewriter world. This TP1 has cemented that view and despite not even owning the thing for a full 24hrs I knew that we were going to become the best of friends. It types like it's on cocaine or something. SO fast A unique "thwick" sound too when the keys are struck (although this may be due to the granite style platen). This is an absolute joy to use and type on and I implore serious enthusiasts out there to make it a mission and get their hands on one. If you're just starting out though I'd hold fire perhaps, otherwise you'll be chasing your tail for a long time trying to find a machine as beautiful to type on in your collection as this.

*new platen fitted July 2022. No more thwick now just dd dd dd with every keystroke. Beautiful

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This "HELLO BABY" eraser was inside the machine when I opened it up for its first clean.
This "HELLO BABY" eraser was inside the machine when I opened it up for its first clean.





platen must be one of the hardest I own. Makes the Hermes 3000 one feel like putty in comparison. This is like granite.
platen must be one of the hardest I own. Makes the Hermes 3000 one feel like putty in comparison. This is like granite.





A sheet of paper that came with the machine calls this STANDARD PICA 10 but I've not been able to find a 30A CSA reference.
A sheet of paper that came with the machine calls this STANDARD PICA 10 but I've not been able to find a 30A CSA reference.

New platen rubber from Netherlands - AKB Longs BV

35 Euros super cheap.
Only . . . £25 to ship there, £10 customs each way. 35 Euros insured return post : /
Not so cheap after all. Of all my machines this was the one that needed it. Hole puncher previously, now just a soft dd dd dd when typing.
New platen rubber from Netherlands - AKB Longs BV 35 Euros super cheap. Only . . . Ā£25 to ship there, Ā£10 customs each way. 35 Euros insured return post : / Not so cheap after all. Of all my machines this was the one that needed it. Hole puncher previously, now just a soft dd dd dd when typing.


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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