Thursday, June 19, 2014

NICE new manual standard typewriters for $100 ...

... Well, new old stock (never used, made in Brazil in 1984). A batch of Facit 1740s are on offer, probably for $100 apiece + shipping. Contact Dave Streko at dmstreko@verizon.net. Thanks to Dan Johnson for providing this information and showing us his machine here. It has some very unusual features.


5 comments:

Ted said...

Heh, I wonder how many of these will end up in the Database... :D

Dan Johnson said...

All of them, I hope! They are large, not exactly elegant looking, but very nice machines.

Bill M said...

I' love to have one, but my travels are eating my typewriter budget.

Brad Sarno said...

It appears that this machine is built on virtually the same template as my India-built Linea. I'd be interested in seeing just how close they really are under the hood.

http://typewriterdatabase.com/199x-olivetti-linea-198.2348.typewriter

Dan Johnson said...

It would be interesting to undertake that comparison. They look nearly identical from the location and spacing of the keyboard and controls.