From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1965 Consul 224
1965 Consul 224
Status: My Collection
Serial #5 224 128667
Created: 11-30-2016 at 09:11AM
Last Edit: 11-30-2016 at 09:15AM
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What a good typewriter, this one.
With each new Consul I get I´m more convinced they´re seriously good typewriters, and best of all: severely overlooked, and hence terribly underpriced.
This one cost me a pittance, and it´s as good as new. Works flawlessly, it´s a pleasure to type with and has the very unique "Consul touch". The square keytops and the long keystroke are very characteristic of these machines. Just like you can tell a Remington from an Olympia by the touch, you could tell a Consul from anything else as well.
This one is a beautiful model, and has a couple of mechanical quirks that I love: first the cool paper arm with its cogwheel-like joint, and then the knobs which release the carriage so that you can pick it up and throw it out of the window. Literal carriage release :D.
Bottom line: what a great typewriter. Maybe not as tough as an Olympia, but very good nevertheless. Similar sized Olivettis are lightyears behind.
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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
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.