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The Typewriter Database 197X Facit 1730 Serial # 119491 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Facit 1730 Serial # 119491 One of the worst purchases ever, for it´s in far worse condition than expected and it´s been heavily damaged during transport.

At first I thought this beast only had some superficial rust, nothing too serious. But when I saw it coming... A 15 kg typewriter in a flimsy cardoard box with no protection at all... It happened again. Destroyed escapement, battered variable line spacer and heaps of rust inside. The photos are taken with the carriage being held by the margin selectors, which are damaged as well.

There are so many things wrong with this typewriters that I don´t know if I´m mad at the seller or sad because of the poor typewriter. I only hope I can fix it. I will try my hand at it, and I hope the escapement issues are within my reach. A sad fate for such a good typewriter.

BTW, here in the TWDB the 1730 is listed as an electrical typewriter, but for sure it´s not. Apart from that, I guess this model comes after the mighty T2.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Facit 1730

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197X Facit 1730
Serial #
119491

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-23-2016 at 02:51AM
Last Edit: 10-23-2016 at 02:52AM

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One of the worst purchases ever, for it´s in far worse condition than expected and it´s been heavily damaged during transport.

At first I thought this beast only had some superficial rust, nothing too serious. But when I saw it coming... A 15 kg typewriter in a flimsy cardoard box with no protection at all... It happened again. Destroyed escapement, battered variable line spacer and heaps of rust inside. The photos are taken with the carriage being held by the margin selectors, which are damaged as well.

There are so many things wrong with this typewriters that I don´t know if I´m mad at the seller or sad because of the poor typewriter. I only hope I can fix it. I will try my hand at it, and I hope the escapement issues are within my reach. A sad fate for such a good typewriter.

BTW, here in the TWDB the 1730 is listed as an electrical typewriter, but for sure it´s not. Apart from that, I guess this model comes after the mighty T2.


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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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