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The Typewriter Database 195X Rooy IN Serial # 415292 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 195X Rooy IN Serial # 415292 This typewriter would place well in an originality contest.

Rooy typewriters are moderately rare in Spain, and when the chance showed up I seized it. This machine has several quirks that even if they´re not critically useful they´re nice enough.

First, there´s the body. It speaks for itself.

Then there´s the ribbon spool covers which are cool and open by turning them to the outer side.

And then there´s the paper holder.

Oh, and the absurder (more than absurd) placement of the s/n.

All these features add up to a quirky and beautiful typewriter which still doesn´t work. It needs a good cleaning, oiling, a new ribbon... but nothing more apart from common maintenance. Everything is undamaged.

I hope I can upload a type sample soon, because the typeface is truly beautiful.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
195X Rooy IN

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195X Rooy IN
Serial #
415292

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-24-2016 at 07:01AM
Last Edit: 08-24-2016 at 07:07AM

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Description:

This typewriter would place well in an originality contest.

Rooy typewriters are moderately rare in Spain, and when the chance showed up I seized it. This machine has several quirks that even if they´re not critically useful they´re nice enough.

First, there´s the body. It speaks for itself.

Then there´s the ribbon spool covers which are cool and open by turning them to the outer side.

And then there´s the paper holder.

Oh, and the absurder (more than absurd) placement of the s/n.

All these features add up to a quirky and beautiful typewriter which still doesn´t work. It needs a good cleaning, oiling, a new ribbon... but nothing more apart from common maintenance. Everything is undamaged.

I hope I can upload a type sample soon, because the typeface is truly beautiful.


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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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