1950 Rooy portable #4416
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-25-2017 at 08:15AM
Last Edit: 01-25-2017 at 08:19AM
A big one!
Tiny little portable. In fact, the flattest of them all, but quite sought-after.
I got this at a very reasonable price, and itÂ´s something thatÂ´s seldom seen. Who doesnÂ´t want one of these?
This one is in good condition. Works fine, but needs a new ribbon and a bit of cleaning and oil. Apart from that, this machine is ready to work as new. Obviously, itÂ´s not a world-conquering beast, but itÂ´s quite close to the oldest versions of the great Hermes baby.
ThereÂ´s some good and simple engineering inside this trinket. This machine avoids complex mechanisms and solves everything with clever piece placement. ItÂ´s surprising how little the carriage is, and the double ribbon vibrator.
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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