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The Typewriter Database 1950 Rooy portable Serial # 4416 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1950 Rooy portable Serial # 4416 A big one!

Tiny little portable. In fact, the flattest of them all, but quite sought-after.

I got this at a very reasonable price, and it´s something that´s seldom seen. Who doesn´t want one of these?

This one is in good condition. Works fine, but needs a new ribbon and a bit of cleaning and oil. Apart from that, this machine is ready to work as new. Obviously, it´s not a world-conquering beast, but it´s quite close to the oldest versions of the great Hermes baby.

There´s some good and simple engineering inside this trinket. This machine avoids complex mechanisms and solves everything with clever piece placement. It´s surprising how little the carriage is, and the double ribbon vibrator.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1950 Rooy portable

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1950 Rooy portable
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4416

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-25-2017 at 08:15AM
Last Edit: 01-25-2017 at 08:19AM

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Description:

A big one!

Tiny little portable. In fact, the flattest of them all, but quite sought-after.

I got this at a very reasonable price, and it´s something that´s seldom seen. Who doesn´t want one of these?

This one is in good condition. Works fine, but needs a new ribbon and a bit of cleaning and oil. Apart from that, this machine is ready to work as new. Obviously, it´s not a world-conquering beast, but it´s quite close to the oldest versions of the great Hermes baby.

There´s some good and simple engineering inside this trinket. This machine avoids complex mechanisms and solves everything with clever piece placement. It´s surprising how little the carriage is, and the double ribbon vibrator.


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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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