190X Baka No 1 Visible #follow
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-17-2018 at 11:07AM
Last Edit: 05-27-2020 at 12:00AM
Hidalgo Moya was a Spanish-American who married a girl from Leicester, England. When he moved back to Europe, he brought an interesting invention with him: the Moya Typewriter. He went into business with his father-in-law and built a factory in Leicester.
The Moya typewriter, that operated with a typesleeve similar to the Crandall, was not a very successful machine. Not too many were sold between 1902 and 1905, when the improved Moya Visible 2 appeared.
The type sleeve with six rows of characters was turned and shifted by an intricate system of gears and levers. Printing was done by the sleeve that moved forward onto the platen.
A 1910 German ad for the Sekretar, the locally built version of the Moya 3.
Although few machines were built and sold, the Moya was exported to several countries, where it appeared with different names, such as Sekretar, Ideal and Baka.
In 1908 production of the Moya was stopped in favor of a new invention by Hidalgo Moya, a downstrike machine that would become a major success: the Imperial.
Hunter: Maxim Suravegin (Gardenmax)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Max. Live in Moscow. Russia.
Typewriter collector. Father of 7 children, grandfather of 1.
4 dogs, 4 cats.
Start collect typewriters very late in September 2016.
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