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The Typewriter Database 1939 Hispano-Olivetti M40 Serial # 243328 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1939 Hispano-Olivetti M40 Serial # 243328 This is one of the most representative Olivetti models of all time.

In this case, it is a Hispano-Olivetti manufactured in Barcelona. These machines have been sold in Spain for a very long time, and are a example of durability.

This machine was sold to me by none other than the assembly chief of the plant in a perfect condition.

--- UPDATE ---

Uploaded new photos. I hope I do better justice to this awesome typewriter with the new ones.

Apart from that, there goes a bit of background:

I had acquired my first typewriters, and I needed a new ribbon for a Lexicon 80, so I went to Pascual´s workshop. I asked if apart from ribbons he could get typewriters, and he directly showed me this beauty. Note that we hadn´t met before... I said I had to consider it, but in the end I was like **** it, this thing comes home with me and time will tell.

And time did tell. Along with a Linea 98 and a Lettera 32, that marked the beginning of my collection.

Maybe it was a bit expensive, but a fully functional and revised M40 is a machine for the next century and possibly more. And it was my first taste of a "classic" typewriter. More important: now Pascual and I are good friends.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1939 Hispano-Olivetti M40

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1939 Hispano-Olivetti M40
Serial #
243328

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-21-2013 at 01:35PM
Last Edit: 07-04-2016 at 07:54AM

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Description:

This is one of the most representative Olivetti models of all time.

In this case, it is a Hispano-Olivetti manufactured in Barcelona. These machines have been sold in Spain for a very long time, and are a example of durability.

This machine was sold to me by none other than the assembly chief of the plant in a perfect condition.

--- UPDATE ---

Uploaded new photos. I hope I do better justice to this awesome typewriter with the new ones.

Apart from that, there goes a bit of background:

I had acquired my first typewriters, and I needed a new ribbon for a Lexicon 80, so I went to Pascual´s workshop. I asked if apart from ribbons he could get typewriters, and he directly showed me this beauty. Note that we hadn´t met before... I said I had to consider it, but in the end I was like **** it, this thing comes home with me and time will tell.

And time did tell. Along with a Linea 98 and a Lettera 32, that marked the beginning of my collection.

Maybe it was a bit expensive, but a fully functional and revised M40 is a machine for the next century and possibly more. And it was my first taste of a "classic" typewriter. More important: now Pascual and I are good friends.


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

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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