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193X Mercedes Prima Serial # XXXXXXXXXX 193X Mercedes Prima typewriter, Serial # XXXXXXXXXX Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 193X Mercedes Prima typewriter. 2021-02-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 193X Mercedes Prima Serial # XXXXXXXXXX I'll have to dedicate more time to this typewriter. I declare myself guilty of having acquired it and then stored it away. I didn't even find the serial number, so it's clear I had not much time to spend... Not very commendable, because this machine shows great promise. Updates ASAP. But there are a couple of funny things I've noticed:

It has a deeply weird keyboard layout: It´s a Spanish QWERTY but with a plot twist. ºQERTY, and the second row is ÑASDF. The Ñ is normally found to the right.
It has an Underwood ribbon spool cover. Is it original or someone just chucked it there?

193X Mercedes Prima #XXXXXXXXXX

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 02-09-2021 at 02:02PM
Last Edit: 02-09-2021 at 02:08PM


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I'll have to dedicate more time to this typewriter. I declare myself guilty of having acquired it and then stored it away. I didn't even find the serial number, so it's clear I had not much time to spend... Not very commendable, because this machine shows great promise. Updates ASAP. But there are a couple of funny things I've noticed:

It has a deeply weird keyboard layout: It´s a Spanish QWERTY but with a plot twist. ºQERTY, and the second row is ÑASDF. The Ñ is normally found to the right.
It has an Underwood ribbon spool cover. Is it original or someone just chucked it there?

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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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