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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti Linea 98

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197X Olivetti Linea 98
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Status: My Collection
Created: 04-21-2013 at 08:42AM
Last Edit: 04-21-2013 at 08:42AM

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I got this machine from my grandfather. It was used at a bank office for nearly 20 years, but the workload was quite light. Then it was unused for 18 years more until I got my hands on it.

In fact, this machine is designed for heavy writing, and as for now it works as new after a good cleaning. This model was manufactured in Barcelona in the 70´s, but Ihe not been able to match the serial number with a precise date.

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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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