1937 Triumph Norm 6 #179478
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-15-2020 at 03:50AM
Last Edit: 01-15-2020 at 03:51AM
A (little) (black) knight in its shiny armor.
This is the oldest Triumph I have, and it's a good measure of how the brand would work. A non-nonsense typewriter, attractive enough and fairly competent. Maybe not the fastest or the most beautiful, but a very good all-rounder capable of putting out a good performance at just 4,4 kg (a bit under 10 lb). This specimen is in good visual condition. In fact, if you see it live it's way better than what you see here because my cell phone has decided to take bad photos. But what doesn't lie is the typeface sample. Faded ribbon and several problems there. I need to make this machine type in decent lines, not wherever it pleases.
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.
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