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The Typewriter Database 198X GSA 300T de Luxe Serial # 0331099 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X GSA 300T de Luxe Serial # 0331099 Time for something new!

I bought this weird typewriter just out of curiosity, because I´ve never seen this brand and the price was more than acceptable (15 €).

After some research, it turns out this is a Spanish typewriter! Well, Spanish brand but built in Korea... GSA stands for Guillamet S.A., a company from Girona which still exists today. In fact, there are quite a few GSA´s out there and the difference between models is the carriage length. What I don´t know if the design is original from GSA or it´s a rebranded typewriter.

In addition, this typewriter has walked a long and tortuous way until it arrived home because it was lost during shipping. Fortunately it was found, but I´ve been waiting for it one month.

The typewriter works perfectly fine. The most nagging problem is the bad caps allignment, but apart from that everything is OK. The keytops have some kind of sticky stuff on them, and I suspect someone covered the keytops with colored stickers to learn touch typing.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
198X GSA 300T de Luxe

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198X GSA 300T de Luxe
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0331099

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-30-2016 at 09:27AM
Last Edit: 07-30-2016 at 10:32AM

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Time for something new!

I bought this weird typewriter just out of curiosity, because I´ve never seen this brand and the price was more than acceptable (15 €).

After some research, it turns out this is a Spanish typewriter! Well, Spanish brand but built in Korea... GSA stands for Guillamet S.A., a company from Girona which still exists today. In fact, there are quite a few GSA´s out there and the difference between models is the carriage length. What I don´t know if the design is original from GSA or it´s a rebranded typewriter.

In addition, this typewriter has walked a long and tortuous way until it arrived home because it was lost during shipping. Fortunately it was found, but I´ve been waiting for it one month.

The typewriter works perfectly fine. The most nagging problem is the bad caps allignment, but apart from that everything is OK. The keytops have some kind of sticky stuff on them, and I suspect someone covered the keytops with colored stickers to learn touch typing.


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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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