10 Aug 2013

Cubic Blue Facit TP2

1967 Facit TP2 P559664











Screws for adjustments. Identical screws are found on the other side.

I forgot to mention in the typecast that the @ symbol surely is one of the very best I've seen on a typewriter. It's simply perfect!

Typed with my new blue Facit TP2

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the fine TP2 find! I have been wanting one for about a year. I have a TP1 with the same typeface and love the machine.

    I had a similar problem with my TP1. At the moment I forget how I resolved it. It was something really simple when I found the source of the problem.

    If I remember and get the time over the week end I will pull out my TP1 and have a look.

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    1. I think I might have seen your TP1 before, but either way, they are both simply amazing machines!

      Thanks! It would really be great to get my TP1 working. I've tried pretty persistently to get it to work with no avail, and I'd rather not start taking the carriage of a Facit apart.

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  2. That's one beautiful machine! I love the color.

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  3. A tricky aesthetic to capture and appreciate - so nice job on the clean-up and the photos! By pure coincidence, I got my Facit TP2 down from the attic last night with a view to at least replacing the ribbon vibrator pin. Still not done. After that, there's slippage/skippage mid-carriage tab which under normal monospace typing is not evident. I rarely tabulate so not a biggie but there's a lot of kinetic energy if you tab over 30 characters. My grey model is not especially pretty and I'm half tempted to do a partial repaint. But the good news is the movement is light and free and the carriage slides like a speed skater.

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    1. I lucked out that it was pretty much clean when I got it!

      The TP2 would just lend itself to be one of the easiest typewriters to be able to repaint to look like it was designed to be that colour, if only it wasn't impossible to take apart.

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  4. I'm not a fan of plastic, but I could easily buy this! The color is amazing, but the typeface is even more appealing. Great find!!

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    1. Aluminium all the way through. It LOOKS plastic because it is in such great condition and so well photographed.

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    2. I never really thought about it that way, but it actually kind of does if you don't know otherwise.

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  5. Excellent repair work, and a fine, attractive color and typeface (:

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  6. OK, as well as your TP2 being a hell of a lot swankier than mine, the upper and lower case travel stops are quite different on mine (s/n p451087), in fact, I am having troble finding them anywhere...

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  7. Dear,
    I am writing from Poland. I've just bought Facit TP2 typewriter. It had to be a gift for somen=one but it looks so good that I decided to keep it for my self. It is my first typewriter I ever had. I thinh it is in great condition but something is wrong with ribbon mechanism I think.
    Can you help me to solve it?
    Please give me your mail if you are able to support me.

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    1. Sure, send me an email: schreibstang (at) gmail (dot) com

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