192X Perkeo 2 #9945
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-14-2019 at 11:54AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2019 at 12:03PM
Not the kind of typewriter I like and definitely not the typewriter I'd take with me to a desert island. Folding typewriters aren't my cup of tea.
But a Perkeo is a good catch. This one is in pretty bad condition, though. Jammed, looks terrible, zero maintenance... but zero rust as well, so there's hope. I'd like to see how it behaves compared to the famous and (IMO) overrated Corona 3, but for now this little machine will remain silent waiting for better times. At least it's going to be better looked after than the last decades.
An interesting note on this typewriter. Apparently it was sold by a company belonging to the widow of Juan Rovira. It imported German typewriters. I have managed to find this Perkeo and a Urania from this seller and it seemingly worked even after the Spanish Civil War (according to the Urania model). What I don't get is the case. There's a badge which says it comes from Granada (basically across the whole country), and the typewriter fits so well inside that I think it was custom-made
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´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.