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The Typewriter Database 194X Regia Mixta Serial # S-20589 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 194X Regia Mixta Serial # S-20589 This is the first Regia Mixta I got, before the better preserved one I posted some time ago (see links and compare them ;) )

From the walled and extremely cold city of Ávila, this typewriter was a bargain. Ultra low price, but badly beaten. I have been cleaning and repairing it, enjoying the process, or, if you prefer, going slow as molasses. Meanwhile, I could see how quirky this machine is. If you look at it, you can see it´s hollow, there´s almost nothing inside. Thus, it´s quite light and easy to carry even if it´s a bit large for a regular portable, but this specimen has been modified. There is no case, and under normal circumstances it should have a wooden platform underneath which is part of the case. But no, nothing of that is present, and instead someone decided to glue wooden feet and wrap them in velvet to prevent the typewriter from walking around the table as you type. Anyway, that must have been decades ago because the typewriter was covered in soooo much dirt. Maybe there was something living inside it...

As for the quality... Well, the Regia is not a Masterpiece In Capitals, but nonetheless it´s quite decent. The most notable feature is the originality, there´s no other typewriter like it. And I feel quite rewarded with this one, because I made it work!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
194X Regia Mixta

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194X Regia Mixta
Serial #
S-20589

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-24-2015 at 10:46AM
Last Edit: 03-24-2015 at 10:49AM

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This is the first Regia Mixta I got, before the better preserved one I posted some time ago (see links and compare them ;) )

From the walled and extremely cold city of Ávila, this typewriter was a bargain. Ultra low price, but badly beaten. I have been cleaning and repairing it, enjoying the process, or, if you prefer, going slow as molasses. Meanwhile, I could see how quirky this machine is. If you look at it, you can see it´s hollow, there´s almost nothing inside. Thus, it´s quite light and easy to carry even if it´s a bit large for a regular portable, but this specimen has been modified. There is no case, and under normal circumstances it should have a wooden platform underneath which is part of the case. But no, nothing of that is present, and instead someone decided to glue wooden feet and wrap them in velvet to prevent the typewriter from walking around the table as you type. Anyway, that must have been decades ago because the typewriter was covered in soooo much dirt. Maybe there was something living inside it...

As for the quality... Well, the Regia is not a Masterpiece In Capitals, but nonetheless it´s quite decent. The most notable feature is the originality, there´s no other typewriter like it. And I feel quite rewarded with this one, because I made it work!

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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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