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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1972 Olivetti Editor 4

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1972 Olivetti Editor 4
Serial #
E18 - 6840278

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-05-2013 at 11:36AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2013 at 04:53AM

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This electric typewriter spent many years in a garage under a table. It is a (really) heavy, solid typewriter which can endure any task.

I got it from my uncle, who had no use for it, and in fact he used it very few times. After being repaired it has revealed itself as a hungry machine. Slow or light writing seems to be not enough for this monster. The downside is the one-use ribbon, and how hard it can be to find replacements

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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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