Facit

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Ab Åtvidabergs Industrier, Åtvidaberg, Sweden

Ab Facit, Svängsta, Sweden

The firm Alex Wibel, Stockholm, introduced the Facit pinwheel calculator in 1918. When the company went bankrupt in 1924 it was overtaken by Åtvidabergs Industrier. The company produced both typewriters (see Halda) and calculators. The first typewriter named Facit was introduced in 1957. The designer was Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002). He was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. A portable Facit typewriter was introduced in 1973. The designer was a Dane, Acton Björn. This typewriter came out in different colours. In 1995 the typewriter production ceased, when the Svängsta factory was closed.