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1916 Underwood 3 Serial # 176215 1916 Underwood 3 typewriter, Serial # 176215 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1916 Underwood 3 typewriter. 2015-03-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1916 Underwood 3 Serial # 176215 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.

1916 Underwood 3 #176215

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-10-2015 at 05:42AM
Last Edit: 03-21-2015 at 02:43PM


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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.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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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 only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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