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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1946 Regia Mixta

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1946 Regia Mixta
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-23-2014 at 05:11AM
Last Edit: 12-23-2014 at 05:14AM

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An extremely interesting typewriter here in Spain.

The manufacturer, Talleres Alonso, was based in Valencia and produced this model starting in 1944. What makes it different is that the Regia Mixta is a pure Spanish model. The factory did not belong to any international group, and the design is original, not built under license. The powerful Hispano Olivetti M40 (Italian design) may be the most representative Spanish typewriter of that time, the Iberia (a copy of the Underwood Standard 3) may be gorgeous and emblematic, but the humble Regia Mixta is the true Spanish typewriter.

Works pretty well, and its name, Mixta, represents what it is: a mix of a standard and a portable. A bit bulky but still portable. Portable but quite solid and durable. It's in good condition, except for the keys which are damaged, looks like some humidity has been trapped under the glass of the keys. Typing with an almost pitch black keyboard can be confusing, but it's a pleasure hearing this machine.

In the typeface it can be seen caps are not 100% accurate. It seems to happen only with the caps lock, because in regular writing they are smoother.

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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.

1946 Regia Mixta Photo Gallery

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