I’ve developed a mild obsession with vintage Swedish typewriters, but information about them is pretty thin on the (digital) ground, especially in comparison with better-known and better-selling makes, and especially in English. This page is an attempt to create a comprehensive index of any and all manuals, blog posts, videos and other materials available online about Haldas, Facits and related/rebranded typewriters made after 1950 or so.

Contact me if you have a link that should be added to this page.


General

Facit Typewriter Serial Numbers (TWDB); 1964 NOMDA Blue Book: Facit Font Styles (Ted Munk, 23 Apr 2011); Facit/Halda Platen Removal (dingasty.org, 8 Jun 2019).


Portable Typewriters

Halda P (1951-1958)

Typewriter manuals: Manual for Halda Portable Owners (The Classic Typewriter Page).

Blog posts: I Adopt a Scandinavian (Richard Polt, 3 Feb 2011); 1952 Halda Portable Typewriter (Robert Messenger, 23 Nov 2021).

Videos: How Is the 1957 Halda Portable Typewriter? Type and Talk (HotRod Typewriter Co, 10 Nov 2021); Halda vs Facit Typewriters: A Brother from Another Mother (HotRod Typewriter Co, 16 Nov 2021).

Facit TP1 (1958-1964)

Typewriter manuals: User Manual (The Classic Typewriter Page).

Blog posts: Facit TP1 Portable—The Prince of Typewriters (Robert Messenger, 30 Oct 2011); Facit TP1 Techno Pica (Fountain Pens & Typewriters, 14 Feb 2012); Facit’s Facets: The Facit TP1 Typewriter (Richard Polt, 21 Apr 2012); Facit—Carriage Removal, and Revival of a Seized Escapement Bearing (dingasty.org, 2 Dec 2018).

Videos: Typewriter Review: 1963 Facit TP1 (Typewriter Minutes, 26 Aug 2017); 1963 Facit TP1 Portable (Alton Gansky, 30 Oct 2017); Facit Privat (TP1) Typewriter Carriage Lock and Release (Nis Kildegaard, 13 Aug 2021); Facit Typewriter TP1 Ribbon Spindle Modification from DIN 2103 to Standard Style Spools (Phoenix Typewriter, 26 Aug 2021); Halda vs Facit Typewriters: A Brother from Another Mother (HotRod Typewriter Co, 16 Nov 2021).

Facit TP2 (1964-1969)

Typewriter manuals: Brochure (The Classic Typewriter Page); User Manual (The Classic Typewriter Page); Facit 1620, 621 & TP2 Portable Typewriter Repair Adjustment Service Manual (TWDB).

Blog posts: No Way, It’s a Facit TP2 (x over it, 17 Jul 2011).

Videos: Facit Manual Typewriter Repaired Ribbon Reverse and Drive, Sticky Parts (Phoenix Typewriter, 8 Feb 2021).

Facit 1620 / Addo 621 (1969-1972)

Typewriter manuals: User Manual (The Classic Typewriter Page); Facit 1620, 621 & TP2 Portable Typewriter Repair Adjustment Service Manual (TWDB).

Blog posts: The Facit 1620 Portable Typewriter (Robert Messenger, 13 Aug 2012); Mystery Solved! The Frozen Facit (Starring Facit 1620) (x over it, 4 Jun 2013); Fun with a Frozen Facit—and a Rattly Space Bar (Tony’s Vision, 15 Nov 2013); Facit 1620 (Typewriter Review, 11 Apr 2015); Facit 1620 (Joe Van Cleave, 14 Nov 2016)

Videos: Typewriter Video Series—Episode 42: Facit 1620 (Joe Van Cleave, 14 Nov 2016); Maschinenschreiben in näherer Betrachtung (Der tsm-6795, 30 Oct 2017); Facit 1620 Typewriter Escapement Repair (HotRod Typewriter Co, 14 Sep 2021).


Standard Typewriters

Halda Model 6 (1950-1957)

Halda Star (1953-1957)

Blog posts: Halda Star Typewriter (Richard Polt, 13 Nov 2017)

Facit T1 (1958-1960)

Videos: Facit T1 (T2) Desktop Typewriter (SchyllerWade, 2 May 2019)

Facit T2 (1960-1972)

Typewriter manuals: User Manual (The Classic Typewriter Page).

Blog posts: Facit T2 Standard Typewriter (Robert Messenger, 21 May 2014); Fascinating Facit (Dactylographe, 19 Apr 2020).

Facit 1730 / Addo 732 (1970s)

Facit 1740 (1980s)


Standard Electric Typewriters

At this point the only online material about the Facit ET3 and 1820 electric typewriters I’ve been able to find comes from the Der tsm-6795 YouTube channel. The channel’s videos are in either German or Russian.

Facit ET3 (1960-1967)

Videos: Facit ET3: erste Ergebnisse bei der Arbeit (Der tsm-6795, 20 Feb 2018); Facit ET3 Typewriter Schreibmaschine (Der tsm-6795, 22 Feb 2018); Typewriter Facit ET3 Schreibmaschine (Der tsm-6795, 21 Mar 2020); Backspace mechanism FACIT ET3 typewriter Schreibmaschine (Der tsm-6795, 21 Mar 2020); Facit ET3 Typewriter Schreibmaschine (Der tsm-6795, 1 Apr 2020); Facit ET3—Part 2 (Der tsm-6795, 1 Apr 2020)

Facit 1820 / Addo 822 (1969-1971)

Videos: Facit 1820 Schreibmaschine typewriter пишущая машина (Der tsm-6795, 24 Nov 2017); Пишущая машина ФАЦИТ 1820 : объяснение самой машины (Der tsm-6795, 25 Nov 2017); Пишущая машина ФАЦИТ 1620 : о механике Часть 1 (Der tsm-6795, 25 Nov 2017); Пишущая машина ФАЦИТ 1820 : о механике. Часть 2. Низ. (Der tsm-6795, 25 Nov 2017); Facit 1820 Schreibmaschine—DEU typewriter (Der tsm-6795, 24 Mar 2020); Facit 1820 Schreibmaschine Teil 2—DEU (Der tsm-6795, 24 Mar 2020); Пишущая машина ФАЦИТ 1820—РУС (Der tsm-6705, 24 Mar 2020); Пишущая машина ФАЦИТ 1820—Часть 2—РУС (Der tsm-6795, 24 Mar 2020); Facit 1820 typewriter Schreibmaschine (Der tsm-6795, 4 Apr 2020).

Facit 1840 / Addo 841 (1970s)

Facit 1845 (?)

Facit 1850 (?)

Blog posts: Life of a Typewriter Technician (Installment 7—Training on the Facit 1850) (Robert Messenger, 25 Nov 2021).


Electronic Typewriters

Facit 7800 (?)

Facit T110 (?)