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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
196X Patria (Spain) Florida

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196X Patria (Spain) Florida
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-30-2014 at 10:29AM
Last Edit: 11-30-2014 at 10:29AM

Patria (Spain) Serial Numbers
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Not sure how to designate this one. The company, based in the Basque town of Eibar, was first called Imperial Española. Its typewriters were originally called Patria, just like the Swiss Patria they were building under license.

Around 1962 the typewriter was renamed Amaya, and in 1965 the company was renamed Industrial Mecanográfica, S.A., or IMESA.

The Florida is an Amaya exported to the United States in small numbers. It has a plastic body but solid and reliable metal mechanism.

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