Great looking typewriter. This is the first one of these I've seen. Another one to add to my wish list.
The Princess was never sold in the US (from what I know) so it's vastly under-appreciated! Definitely better than an Hermes Baby or Olympia SF. The build quality is excellent.
You certainly have a thing for those white typewriters! I love that switch. Nicely designed.
They're special in some way. You expect white with plastic, but on a proper metal-shelled typewriter it's nice. It's also harder to keep clean. XD
Sporty! I want one.
You manage to get yet another pristine machine! Looks a dream in a cream :)
Beautifully presented! I agree, these are outstanding typewriters.
Awesome. I like the white body on a burnt orange base. The indicator is cool. I've been eyeing a Princess for a while now but all I've found in the color scheme I want have been German QWERTZ machines. I'm sure that's a non-issue for you. Congrats!
Mmm, nice. I have missed out on a few of these having heard they are good and small and fairly light. I usually see them in two tone.
I'm not fond of most of the Princess color schemes, which is why I was pleased that this was all-ivory. But the first one that I really fell in love with the appearance of was this green one, I'm assuming very early in the production due to the crinkle paint: https://img0.etsystatic.com/023/0/7936467/il_fullxfull.501323276_lpow.jpg
Nice, very, nice! It looks just as clean and "yummy" as the ivory beauty sold a while ago by Filipa Freitas on her dazzling site, Typewriter Work Shop. I think you are correct about them not being sold in the U.S.; the only QWERTY keyboards I have seen for sale invariably come from the UK and have the "£" sign instead of the "$" I have always heard that the Princess is rather heavy (at least compared with a Tippa or Baby or Olympia SF). True or not true?But is the Princess really a "flat" typewriter? Maybe, to put it another way: would it have made your short list for being lugged about on your trip to Georgia? For what it's worth, the Machines of Loving Grace website says "[t]hese machines are properly between true travelling typewriters and desk models." Thanks for sharing it. Nice to hear that it has a quick, snappy light feel as well as a solid and pleasant feel. Light or heavy, any typewriter so-described is a real winner.
As long as you can get the color right, it's easy to photograph a white or very light typewriter and make it look good. :)It would have been my instant choice to take with me to Georgia. Smaller than the Lettera 22 I did take, and with a much nicer case. :) For me it definitely fits in the flat category along with the SF and Baby.
The Princess 300 was sold in the US in small numbers. If you look in a newspaper archive for a Princess Portable, you can find some ads.
Also available as the Scheidegger Princess Matic Typewriter (except for the body lettering it is exactly the same machine.) Also made by Keller and Knappich in [West] Germany and named after Willy Scheigegger, Swiss founder of an international typing school.
Hi there! I'm new to typewriters and have recently purchased an Olympia SM3 (love it!). I was looking to get a flat portable and am between the Princess 300 and a Groma Kolibri. Would love to hear your thoughts about the two and which one you would recommend. It sounds like the Princess types like a dream and would be travel-friendly.
I prefer the Princess to the Kolibri, myself. It's not quite as small or light, but it's better for long stretches of writing. Not to say the Kolibri isn't a fine typewriter! But a Princess would be an easier entry into flat portables for an Olympia SM3 user.
Thank you so much! Hunting for one now :)