Sometimes you´re lucky and you get something like this.
I got this creature at a great price because it didn´t work, and in fact I just wanted it to be a present for my uncle. He asked for a "decorative" typewriter, and this one looked really good. But I wondered... "what if I try this and that?" And it worked. Some minor adjustments and a good lubricant shot and it awakened. And it stunned me.
It is in awesome condition, shiny and fully functional. A pleasure to type an and to look at, but it has brought me a little conflict: I had told my uncle I was going to give him this typewriter, and now I´ve had to tell him having this monster only on display and inactive is not right. And now I have to look for another one like this... and not in working condition.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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