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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X IMC Rover 5000 Comfort Matic

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197X IMC Rover 5000 Comfort Matic
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-10-2014 at 04:26AM
Last Edit: 02-05-2016 at 03:52AM

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Another quirky typewriter. I have never seen one of these before, and again I have no idea whether it´s an original model or not. It´s Italian made, and has a unnerving AZERTY keyboard.

I found it in a small thrift store in Évora, Portugal, and bought it just out of curiosity. Works like new, but that´s not much to say because it´s a pretty average typewriter. Not intended for heavy work, but enough for a pleasant and relaxed writing.


After a bit of research here at the Database, I´ve seen there are several similar typewriters filed as IMC-Engandine. I think that should be its place, so I´ve refiled it. IMC-Engandine Rover 5000 Comfort Matic. The longest full name. Ever.

In addition, I´ve found a great piece of research and comparison by Mr. Robert Messenger in which the origin and kinship of this typewriter are explained. See links and big thanks to Mr. Messenger for the post!


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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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