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198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) Gabrielle 9009

Serial #Q-57463320

You can't help buying a typewriter if it has a 1€ price tag on it.

This was the case with this machine, which brings me some trouble: it´s rather big, it´s almost impossible to find new cartridges and the "." does not work. I know I won´t use it too much... But it was just 1 euro.

Apart from that, works well and fast. I like the red light which marks the column you´re in. Looks like it´s staring at you with a little bright eye.

It´s also been properly categorized, which is a good relief after seeing the brand mess: you can find Triumph, Adler and Royal on this wedge.

Now, if only I could find a new cartridge...


I found the serial number, at last. It´s taken me about... almost 2 years or so?! It´s on a worn off sticker (I hate serials on stickers) which in addition was roaming aimlessly inside the typewriter. Yesterday I just gave it a try, opened it and found it.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
Sightings: 19

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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