1024 Brands 2736 Models 14979 Galleries 8839 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Perkeo » 2 » 192X #XXXXXXXXXX
192X Perkeo 2 Serial # XXXXXXXXXX 192X Perkeo 2 typewriter, Serial # XXXXXXXXXX Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 192X Perkeo 2 typewriter. 2021-07-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 192X Perkeo 2 Serial # XXXXXXXXXX I've never been a fan of folding typewriters, but my uncle definitely is. After asking for a Corona 3, he asked for another folding, reasonably good-looking model and I came across this Perkeo 2.

I don't like it too much, and since I already have one of them the writing was on the wall: off you go. If you look at it the first noticeable thing is how the pain has flaked off. I don't have much trouble with that, if a typewriter has survived a century (including decades of neglection) some scars are expected and even welcome as long as they don't interfere too much with normal operation. Condensed version: If I can write with it then it's OK. But upon closer inspection here comes trouble: tangled drawband. Not too terrible, but next thing: cracked platen. Well, at least this typewriter has been rescued from obliviion and now it's going to live a comfy life of being on display and carefully kept away from rust and further damage. Not the best end for the story, but it could've been a lot worse.

And I forgot to check up the s/n. I'm such a genius...

192X Perkeo 2 #XXXXXXXXXX

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 07-15-2021 at 09:01AM
Last Edit: 07-15-2021 at 09:05AM


Description:

I've never been a fan of folding typewriters, but my uncle definitely is. After asking for a Corona 3, he asked for another folding, reasonably good-looking model and I came across this Perkeo 2.

I don't like it too much, and since I already have one of them the writing was on the wall: off you go. If you look at it the first noticeable thing is how the pain has flaked off. I don't have much trouble with that, if a typewriter has survived a century (including decades of neglection) some scars are expected and even welcome as long as they don't interfere too much with normal operation. Condensed version: If I can write with it then it's OK. But upon closer inspection here comes trouble: tangled drawband. Not too terrible, but next thing: cracked platen. Well, at least this typewriter has been rescued from obliviion and now it's going to live a comfy life of being on display and carefully kept away from rust and further damage. Not the best end for the story, but it could've been a lot worse.

And I forgot to check up the s/n. I'm such a genius...

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:










Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

Javier Vazquez del Olmo's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 5825

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.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Perkeo 2 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Perkeo Serial Number page and the Perkeo 2 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.