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The Typewriter Database 1964 Atlantida (Japy) Style Serial # 4052186 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1964 Atlantida (Japy) Style Serial # 4052186 I had no clue what was I looking at when I was offered this typewriter. Atlantida? I had never heard the manufacturer before, but after all it´s always good to find something new. In addition, it was a bargain: low price and no shipping costs.

When it arrived home, I was shocked at how big it was. In addition it was really dirty and plodding. Worked in slow motion, and it was in desperate need of cleaning and lubrication. After some work it is active again, although there are a lot of battle scars all over the bodywork and I´ve not managed to make this machine type as fast as it should. For such a monster you expect lots of speed and stability, but so far it is nothing spectacular. Besides, I suspect it´s not an outstanding typewriter, apart from my own limitations repairing it.

(EDIT) The machine has been properly identified. It´s a Japy rebrand for the export market. Seems to be somewhat common here in Spain, and mostly in the South. Massive thanks to Georg Sommeregger and Ted Munk, who have pinpointed it!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1964 Atlantida (Japy) Style

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1964 Atlantida (Japy) Style
Serial #
4052186

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-17-2015 at 04:27AM
Last Edit: 04-29-2015 at 11:28AM

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I had no clue what was I looking at when I was offered this typewriter. Atlantida? I had never heard the manufacturer before, but after all it´s always good to find something new. In addition, it was a bargain: low price and no shipping costs.

When it arrived home, I was shocked at how big it was. In addition it was really dirty and plodding. Worked in slow motion, and it was in desperate need of cleaning and lubrication. After some work it is active again, although there are a lot of battle scars all over the bodywork and I´ve not managed to make this machine type as fast as it should. For such a monster you expect lots of speed and stability, but so far it is nothing spectacular. Besides, I suspect it´s not an outstanding typewriter, apart from my own limitations repairing it.

(EDIT) The machine has been properly identified. It´s a Japy rebrand for the export market. Seems to be somewhat common here in Spain, and mostly in the South. Massive thanks to Georg Sommeregger and Ted Munk, who have pinpointed it!


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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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