Saturday, May 12, 2012

Facit TP1

2012 05 12 typecast
2012 05 12 the facit tp1 inside a bad package

2012 05 12 - the facit tp1

facit tp1 typewriter

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facit tp1 typewriter - missing tab lever

facit tp1 typewriter - missing tab key

facit tp1 typewriter

facit tp1 typewriter

A couple of interesting links about the Facit TP1:


  1. Very nice TP1. I really like the typeface,e specially the numbers. It has a rather unique keyboard also (at least compared to an American machine).

    I wonder why no tabulator.

    One thing I really like about mine is the logical lay out for the tab, margin release and back space keys. The keys are all grouped on the left of the keyboard and for me are very instinctive and easy to use. As far as I know Facit is the only company to do this.

    The Carriage lock is also in a good location.

    I had never noticed other TP1s without the paper table.

    I wonder if that was a manufacturing change (to add or delete them) or people took them off.

  2. Interesting!

    I love the typeface too.

    What completely stupid packaging! I am glad that it survived.

  3. Ooh, congratulations for joining the Facit gang!

  4. Probably the typewriter needs a more drastic cleaning in the typebars slots, because if I don't use it, the keys tend to slow down...
    What should I use to eliminate all of the oil from the slots?