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1968 Facit TP2 Serial # P623043 1968 Facit TP2 typewriter, Serial # P623043 Currie Russell's 1968 Facit TP2 typewriter. 2021-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Currie Russell: 1968 Facit TP2 Serial # P623043 From local antique mall. My wife spotted it fro $40. Looked to be pristine but nothing moved. Had to be a simple fix, I thought. Sure enough, I learned that over time, the lubricant used in these from the factory seizes over time. So after cleanout with mineral spirits, works like new! Great carriage lock mechanism activated by silver latch to the left of the 1 key. Really nice to type on.

1968 Facit TP2 #P623043

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Currie Russell (Airportguy)
Created: 01-23-2021 at 03:43PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2021 at 03:46PM


Description:

From local antique mall. My wife spotted it fro $40. Looked to be pristine but nothing moved. Had to be a simple fix, I thought. Sure enough, I learned that over time, the lubricant used in these from the factory seizes over time. So after cleanout with mineral spirits, works like new! Great carriage lock mechanism activated by silver latch to the left of the 1 key. Really nice to type on.

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Photos:

As found - white film on the platen that came off with cleaning.
As found - white film on the platen that came off with cleaning.


Inside case
Inside case

User guide included
User guide included

Hunter: Currie Russell (Airportguy)

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My father brought with him a Hermes Rocket when he emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1967 and I remember playing with it as a kid. This memory was reignited while I was in Montreal for work this past February and came across a stationery shop that had five typewriters in the window. When I got home, I went on the hunt for my first typewriter - caught the bug and haven't stopped!



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