Douglas Clegg

Typewriter Love

March 7th, 2020

I write a lot on typewriters and seem to be doing it more than ever this year. Here’s one of my recent acquisitions:

A Facit 1620, made in Sweden, likely manufactured around 1969. It works like a dream. It’s not my only typewriter, but I like to use it upstairs in the dining room or out on the patio.

It’s a bit heavy for a portable owing to its excellent metal construction that feels like steel, though I’m not certain about that. The keypads are perfect for my fingers.  I’ve been working like a demon on a book, and this typewriter is making it a lot of fun.

Douglas Clegg's Facit 1620 typewriter, March 2020



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