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1963 Facit TP1 Serial # P325198 1963 Facit TP1 typewriter, Serial # P325198 Stephen Hanafin's 1963 Facit TP1 typewriter. 2022-03-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Hanafin: 1963 Facit TP1 Serial # P325198 Recently acquired this excellent machine from the Hot Rod Typewriter Company, and it came serviced and clean. Any hair and stuff you see in the pictures is from my dogs...
It's a real fast and smooth typer with a very light touch. It has quickly become one of my favorites.

1963 Facit TP1 #P325198

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stephen Hanafin (st3ph3n)
Created: 03-17-2022 at 10:34AM
Last Edit: 03-17-2022 at 10:35AM


Description:

Recently acquired this excellent machine from the Hot Rod Typewriter Company, and it came serviced and clean. Any hair and stuff you see in the pictures is from my dogs...
It's a real fast and smooth typer with a very light touch. It has quickly become one of my favorites.

Typeface Specimen:

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Serial number. Under the ribbon cover, behind the right spool.
Serial number. Under the ribbon cover, behind the right spool.

Front logo.
Front logo.

Keyboard view. Modern layout with 1 and +.
Keyboard view. Modern layout with 1 and +.

Facit badge
Facit badge

Ribbon selector with carriage lock above it.
Ribbon selector with carriage lock above it.

Pica slugs, covered in purple ink.
Pica slugs, covered in purple ink.

This machine came to me with  this purple and red ribbon on tiny spools. It takes DIN spools, but can be easily modified for universal spools also.
This machine came to me with this purple and red ribbon on tiny spools. It takes DIN spools, but can be easily modified for universal spools also.

Left side view.
Left side view.

Rear view with big F A C I T logo buttons and flip out paper rest visible. The two legs of the paper rest are connected, so you only need to pull on one of them.
Rear view with big F A C I T logo buttons and flip out paper rest visible. The two legs of the paper rest are connected, so you only need to pull on one of them.

Facit's fancy tube system in lieu of a traditional carriage rail. The lever at the bottom is for tab set/clear.
Facit's fancy tube system in lieu of a traditional carriage rail. The lever at the bottom is for tab set/clear.

Line spacing controls - 1, 1.5, 2 lines.
Line spacing controls - 1, 1.5, 2 lines.

Right side view.
Right side view.

This lever can be used to clear all tabs or enable 7 pre-set tab positions. Push to set, pull to clear all.
This lever can be used to clear all tabs or enable 7 pre-set tab positions. Push to set, pull to clear all.

Tab set/clear. Push to set a tab, pull to clear it.
Tab set/clear. Push to set a tab, pull to clear it.

Pegboard underside! The entire edge of the pegboard-looking surface is the typewriter's foot.
Pegboard underside! The entire edge of the pegboard-looking surface is the typewriter's foot.

Hunter: Stephen Hanafin (st3ph3n)

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