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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti Linea 90

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197X Olivetti Linea 90
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Status: Sightings
Created: 01-25-2017 at 07:40AM
Last Edit: 01-25-2017 at 07:45AM

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Yesterday (that is, 24th January 2017) I went back to school.

20 years later I revisited my old school at my village. 20 long years and not much has changed, and I´d lie if I say I wasn´t deeply moved. Lots and lots of good memories from that place I left when I was 12... and typewriters.

I was tipped they had some kind of "weird typewriter" there, and it turned out to be a Perkins Brailler which doesn´t have to be here. But when touring the classrooms, halls and storage rooms I found this:

A fully operational Olivetti Linea 90, stored away in the depths of a room destinated for all the stuff that´s used no more. Mind you, there are textbooks from the 50´s, several big fat computer screens... and a typewriter with its table and dust cover.

As far as I know that thing is there because they´re not allowed to get rid of it on account of being school equipment. But if they change their minds I would be most interested in keeping it for the good old times.

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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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