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1950 Rooy portable Serial # 4416 1950 Rooy portable typewriter, Serial # 4416 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1950 Rooy portable typewriter. 2017-01-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1950 Rooy portable Serial # 4416 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 it´s something that´s seldom seen. Who doesn´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, it´s not a world-conquering beast, but it´s quite close to the oldest versions of the great Hermes baby.

There´s some good and simple engineering inside this trinket. This machine avoids complex mechanisms and solves everything with clever piece placement. It´s surprising how little the carriage is, and the double ribbon vibrator.

1950 Rooy portable #4416

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-25-2017 at 08:15AM
Last Edit: 01-25-2017 at 08:19AM


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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 it´s something that´s seldom seen. Who doesn´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, it´s not a world-conquering beast, but it´s quite close to the oldest versions of the great Hermes baby.

There´s some good and simple engineering inside this trinket. This machine avoids complex mechanisms and solves everything with clever piece placement. It´s surprising how little the carriage is, and the double ribbon vibrator.

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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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