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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1994 Nakajima ALL 8000

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1994 Nakajima ALL 8000
Serial #
23102357

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-29-2015 at 09:55AM
Last Edit: 07-29-2015 at 09:58AM

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Description:

And now, my typewriter.

Yep, I was given this typewriter as a gift, brand new, back in 1994. By then I was 10, and in all honesty I didn´t care too much about it. I used it a bit at school, and it wasn´t until almost 20 years later when I started collecting typewriters.

By then my grandfather had scrounged it from me years ago. He had a bulky Olivetti Linea 98, and as you can see that´s the story in my profile.

Now, my grandfather still uses this typewriter from time to time. In fact, it´s still a good piece of equipment for the association he runs, but he´s planning about retiring next year, and the writing is on the wall: the typewriter will come back home.

As you can see, it´s not well kept. It´s quite dirty, but it works surprisingly well. In fact, it works like new. Oh, wait, it IS almost new. In 20 years it´s seen little use, and it´s an average to decent typewriter. In fact, I´m surprised. It´s really accurate, and if I had to name a weakness it would be the plastic bodywork which gives an air of weakness. And the sticker with the serial number. I really hate those stickers!

But anyway, I really appreciate this machine. After all, it´s mine.


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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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