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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1929 Rheinmetall 9

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1929 Rheinmetall 9
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2015 at 09:16AM
Last Edit: 06-16-2015 at 09:19AM

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I hate when this happens, but it happens a lot. This typewriter also came from an "antiques dealer" who had absolutely no idea of absolutely anything. Again, a supposedly working machine, but in fact it had some severe issues inside.

When it arrived home I wanted to kill someone. This was just the icing on the cake, because this one came just after a very bad experience with another seller. Funnily, they were really close each other and they used the same arguments when I told them how crippled the machines were: the machine is in perfect condition, if you don´t like it you can return it, I´ve never had any kind of trouble with anyone before... Blah, blah, blah...

I refused to return it and having to pay the shipping. I wasn´t going to pay for nothing, so I kept the machine and I sent it to be repaired. And of course, after a nice treatment by expert hands now it´s become what it was supposed to be: a great typewriter.

It´s one of the fastest of its kind I´ve tried (pre-WWII standards). As always with these beasts, they´re a pleasure to use and to look at. It´s not as comfortable as others, but it´s definitely FAST.

In addition, this is an early specimen. If I have done it well, the date should be 1929, thus being one of the first Modell 9´s.

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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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