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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Royal (Nakajima) Topia

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197X Royal (Nakajima) Topia
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-05-2014 at 04:23AM
Last Edit: 11-28-2016 at 10:24PM

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This is a weird one. It´s branded as Royal Topia, but at the same time the typewriter is clearly identified as a Kovac M-101 and the case says Litton, so I really don´t know where to put it.

Not a really nice machine, as you can see in the typeface sample. The ribbon disintegrates as you type and feels pretty weak overall. In addition, the guy who sold it didn´t care to protect it, and it was badly damaged. Now there is a nice hole on the plastic bodywork, and you can see its innards with no effort (I have tried to avoid it on the photos).

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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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