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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
195X Underwood Finger-Flite Champion

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195X Underwood Finger-Flite Champion
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Status: My Collection
Created: 03-18-2015 at 04:09AM
Last Edit: 03-18-2015 at 04:12AM

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I´m a bit confused with this one (as I usually am). I´m not really sure about the dating, but it should be somewhere in the 50´s. The J-prefix is quite puzzling, because the rest of the Finger-Flite Champions have an M-prefix.

But before this what confused me was the fact that it was not working. And there goes another instance of the well documented "I bought a working machine but it´s dead" issue. Fortunately I managed to revive it, after it had been hit hard during transport. Then it has revealed itself as a good typewriter, quick and accurate. Besides, the overall design is quite nice, and could be even better if it had round glass keys. In that case this little guy could be a real showstopper.

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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
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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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