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The Typewriter Database 198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) SE 1030 Serial # 43006005 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) SE 1030 Serial # 43006005 Big wedges? Now THIS is a big one!

I had the chance to get this beast at a good price from a local office here in Valladolid. It belonged to the father of the man who was selling it, and since the only one who used it didn´t need it anymore since several years ago, the decission was made: there was no use for it at the office, and maybe someone would give it a new home.

Ad there I was! When people tell their story with typewriters I feel immensely grateful with them, and I always try to explain that I´ll give the machine the best care. Maybe this sounds cheesy, but if the one who´s selling a personal belonging which brings good memories ends up with a smile knowing they´ve struck a good deal not only with the money.

But back to the beast. This thing is able to do almost anything. It doesn´t speak... yet. But it types like a really good typewriter, with no effort at all, at great sped (not the fastest, though) and with a barrage of functions to keep you entretained for a good while. The package included corrector ribbons, two new cartridges, manual and a flyer which tells about the wonders of this machine´s big sister: the SE 5030: The typewriters which helps you think. The typewriter with heart. That´s what it says.

Conclussion: it´s as big as the Solar System, but it´s worth every centimetre of space it predates. Wedges have something as well. They may be not true classics, but you can´t say they aren´t great pieces of engineering.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) SE 1030

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198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) SE 1030
Serial #
43006005

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-12-2016 at 04:42AM
Last Edit: 03-12-2016 at 04:49AM

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Description:

Big wedges? Now THIS is a big one!

I had the chance to get this beast at a good price from a local office here in Valladolid. It belonged to the father of the man who was selling it, and since the only one who used it didn´t need it anymore since several years ago, the decission was made: there was no use for it at the office, and maybe someone would give it a new home.

Ad there I was! When people tell their story with typewriters I feel immensely grateful with them, and I always try to explain that I´ll give the machine the best care. Maybe this sounds cheesy, but if the one who´s selling a personal belonging which brings good memories ends up with a smile knowing they´ve struck a good deal not only with the money.

But back to the beast. This thing is able to do almost anything. It doesn´t speak... yet. But it types like a really good typewriter, with no effort at all, at great sped (not the fastest, though) and with a barrage of functions to keep you entretained for a good while. The package included corrector ribbons, two new cartridges, manual and a flyer which tells about the wonders of this machine´s big sister: the SE 5030: The typewriters which helps you think. The typewriter with heart. That´s what it says.

Conclussion: it´s as big as the Solar System, but it´s worth every centimetre of space it predates. Wedges have something as well. They may be not true classics, but you can´t say they aren´t great pieces of engineering.


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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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