A plastic-bodied machine that uses the "Patria" design, originally employed by Patria in Switzerland but then adopted by several other European manufacturers, including Britain's Oliver and Byron, France's Japy, Germany's Voss and Spain's Amaya. The Florida apparently is an American market version of the Amaya. Made in Spain probably in the 1960s. - See more at: http://typewriterdatabase.com/196x-florida-portable.6043.typewriter#sthash.K4uiKO6D.dpuf
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.
Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.
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