This listing is for one brand new black typewriter ribbon that will fit the following ABC models:
- ABC 1300
- ABC 2000
- ABC 3000
- ABC 3001
- ABC Portable
- ABC Standard
Specifications: Ribbon Material: Nylon
Ribbon Colour : Black
Spool Diameter: 2 inches
Ribbon Width : 1/2 inch
Some good information about the ABC Typewriter:
It appears today that the ABC, while never making a giant place for itself among the typewriters of the world, did very well in its own way with steady distribution on the Continent and one decent if not large outlet in the United States, in the person of Cole-Steel.
Certainly the styling of the machine was unique in a time when blocky, and later even angular lines were becoming the rage. The smooth, flowing lines of Wagenfeld's design are a pleasure from any angle. Further, the color combinations and options offered on the machine seem very classic to us today. Collectors not only like the style, but these color variations as well.
Modern typists seem mixed on these machines; some collectors report high failure rates while others report absolutely none. The action is crisp, more than rapid enough for most typists, and made to very high (if not perfect) standards in terms of fit, finish and tolerance. The other design touches - such as the single lever on the top right of the carriage, used as both paper release and carriage release - are very well thought out. *Credit given for this information from Davis Typewriter Works*