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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
195X Patria (Spain) Patria

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195X Patria (Spain) Patria
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-24-2016 at 08:40AM
Last Edit: 11-24-2016 at 08:47AM

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If someone told me I´d get this beauty for 15€ and in perfect working condition I´d laugh at that.

But nope, it happened just like that. Yellow Patrias are not common, and this one has been very well preserved. Works perfectly fine, and it´s quite pleasant to use. This machine belongs to the first generation of typewriters made in Eibar by Imperial Española S.A, which later turned into IMESA and later on it became Sedic. Recent IMESA was a real state company, but it dissapeared in 2015 with a ton of debts over it after some disastrous investments, so no relation at all with typewriters.

But back to the typewriter, yellow seems to be good luck for these machines. They always say yellow is bad luck in theatre (Molière would agree), but so far I have 2 yellow typewriters: a Klein Conti and this one, and both of them are very pleasant to use and a joy to look at.

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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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