21 de noviembre de 2012

Facit Made in Poland

came in original box

QUERTY keyboard - with the "@" sign, hurray! - I keep showing this to European friends in order to prove that typewriters already could do e-mail.

next to the Olympia SM9 - some similarity in the outward appearance, isn't there?

nice hood

Made in Poland!

Detail: you can see by the logo that the typeslugs were made by Ransmayer & Rodrian

FACIT design as we know it

5 comentarios:

  1. Ein schöner Fund mit Geschichte!

  2. That is a great find!!! Congratulations! I never knew Facit was made anywhere but Sweden. Beautiful typeface.

  3. Great find, Georg, well done. Rob Bowker in England put me on to a 1620 for sale here in Canberra. A long story, but it was eventually restored to good working order by a friend, an ex-Facit mechanic, and I found it was by far the best to use of the three Facit portables I have. Love the 1620!

  4. Wow, this is neat. I never heard of Facits made in Poland.

    There is actually a typewriter that can send e-mail: the Qyx! I recently got a brochure for this electronic machine made by Exxon around 1980. It says, "You can even add in ... a communications option so you can mail letters electronically--dialing right from the keyboard." Pretty high-tech!

  5. Congratulations for this new addition, very unique indeed. And it looks new.
    That typeface is cool!