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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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Description:

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.


1973 Consul 203 Photo Gallery

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