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The Typewriter Database 1973 Consul 203 Serial # 3-203 207269 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1973 Consul 203 Serial # 3-203 207269 The price: 1,5 Euros.
The result: An ogre.

I got this beast almost for free, and there is a fairly common reason for that. These heavy office typewriter have ended up stored in warehouses, and after years there someone decides they´ve to go out. Most of times they go directly to the junkyard, but some times someone decides to put a symbolic price tag on it and hope some crazed typewriter maniac would take it. And there I was.

All this time of neglecting was clearly visible, but I think I´ve managed to clean everything. The basket was full of dust and the typebars didn´t move properly, besides, it needed heavy oiling. But as it tends to happen with such monsters, they can whitstand this and much more. It works fine, and it´s surprisingly quiet. The only problem is the size. It´s gargantuan!

Regarding identification, I´ve followed Mark Rosenzweig´s comments on his Consul 221 to determine the date and model: The first number of the prefix is the year of manufacture (3 for 1973) and the second number is the model (203)

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1973 Consul 203

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1973 Consul 203
Serial #
3-203 207269

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-22-2015 at 03:40AM
Last Edit: 08-22-2015 at 03:44AM

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The price: 1,5 Euros.
The result: An ogre.

I got this beast almost for free, and there is a fairly common reason for that. These heavy office typewriter have ended up stored in warehouses, and after years there someone decides they´ve to go out. Most of times they go directly to the junkyard, but some times someone decides to put a symbolic price tag on it and hope some crazed typewriter maniac would take it. And there I was.

All this time of neglecting was clearly visible, but I think I´ve managed to clean everything. The basket was full of dust and the typebars didn´t move properly, besides, it needed heavy oiling. But as it tends to happen with such monsters, they can whitstand this and much more. It works fine, and it´s surprisingly quiet. The only problem is the size. It´s gargantuan!

Regarding identification, I´ve followed Mark Rosenzweig´s comments on his Consul 221 to determine the date and model: The first number of the prefix is the year of manufacture (3 for 1973) and the second number is the model (203)


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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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