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The Typewriter Database 1954 Torpedo 20 Serial # 738004 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1954 Torpedo 20 Serial # 738004 This is a beast. I had already been told Torpedo made top quality typewriters, and how true it is. Feels great, it´s ultra fast and the whole machinery is rock solid. In addition it has a couple of pretty unique features, like the clutch (at least that´s how it´s called in Spanish the little thing which allows you to make the roller advance freely) and the margin selectors.

The German keyboard is a bit tricky for me, but I only need more practice with it. French keyboard is way worse to get used to. Once I get enough practice with it, it´ll be one of the fastest typewriters in my collection.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1954 Torpedo 20

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1954 Torpedo 20
Serial #
738004

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2014 at 05:41AM
Last Edit: 12-02-2014 at 05:43AM

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This is a beast. I had already been told Torpedo made top quality typewriters, and how true it is. Feels great, it´s ultra fast and the whole machinery is rock solid. In addition it has a couple of pretty unique features, like the clutch (at least that´s how it´s called in Spanish the little thing which allows you to make the roller advance freely) and the margin selectors.

The German keyboard is a bit tricky for me, but I only need more practice with it. French keyboard is way worse to get used to. Once I get enough practice with it, it´ll be one of the fastest typewriters in my collection.


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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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