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The Typewriter Database 197X Typewriters Works Maritsa 12 Serial # 12136475 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Typewriters Works Maritsa 12 Serial # 12136475 This typewriter has been a bargain. I got this one and a Lettera 32 for just 1 euro! The catch is that they need to be repaired.

This one is fairly interesting. It´s quite beaten and battered, and something terrible happens with the carriage. It goes well until it reaches the middle of the line, and then jams. I suspect there are some loose ball bearings there. Apart from that, it´s quite rusty.

On the bright side of it, it´s not that ugly and the case is quite nice. Apart from that, I have a similar machine to have an idea on how will it be once repaired: an Admira 2 (rebranded Maritsa 12), which turns out to be a decent typewriter.

Well, I guess I can´t ask for more.

---LITTLE UPDATE---

I´ve been digging a bit on the possible history of this typewriter, and it definitely looks like a Princess 500, but taking into account Princess typewriters are quite scarce here and Maritsas fairly abundant, I´m pretty sure it´s a Maritsa 12

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Typewriters Works Maritsa 12

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197X Typewriters Works Maritsa 12
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12136475

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-30-2016 at 04:44AM
Last Edit: 05-28-2017 at 03:36PM

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This typewriter has been a bargain. I got this one and a Lettera 32 for just 1 euro! The catch is that they need to be repaired.

This one is fairly interesting. It´s quite beaten and battered, and something terrible happens with the carriage. It goes well until it reaches the middle of the line, and then jams. I suspect there are some loose ball bearings there. Apart from that, it´s quite rusty.

On the bright side of it, it´s not that ugly and the case is quite nice. Apart from that, I have a similar machine to have an idea on how will it be once repaired: an Admira 2 (rebranded Maritsa 12), which turns out to be a decent typewriter.

Well, I guess I can´t ask for more.

---LITTLE UPDATE---

I´ve been digging a bit on the possible history of this typewriter, and it definitely looks like a Princess 500, but taking into account Princess typewriters are quite scarce here and Maritsas fairly abundant, I´m pretty sure it´s a Maritsa 12


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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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