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1950 Torpedo 18 Serial # 505668 1950 Torpedo 18 typewriter, Serial # 505668 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1950 Torpedo 18 typewriter. 2016-06-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1950 Torpedo 18 Serial # 505668 After a little while without new incorporations, I´ve found this compact powerhouse.

What attracted me was the fact that it was functional, and that´s always a big bonus.Add that the Torpedo 18 is a great typewriter, and you get a winning pack.

It´s not currently at 100% because it needs cleaning and oiling, but it´s quite promising. Several keys are sluggish, but the rest work fine and I can picture how this beast will perform.

And then the bad part: Identification. I "think" it´s a Dutch Torpedo because of the return lever, but I can´t say if it´s 18, 18a or 18b. Honestly, I can´t tell one from another.

1950 Torpedo 18 #505668

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2016 at 11:19AM
Last Edit: 06-16-2016 at 12:43PM


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After a little while without new incorporations, I´ve found this compact powerhouse.

What attracted me was the fact that it was functional, and that´s always a big bonus.Add that the Torpedo 18 is a great typewriter, and you get a winning pack.

It´s not currently at 100% because it needs cleaning and oiling, but it´s quite promising. Several keys are sluggish, but the rest work fine and I can picture how this beast will perform.

And then the bad part: Identification. I "think" it´s a Dutch Torpedo because of the return lever, but I can´t say if it´s 18, 18a or 18b. Honestly, I can´t tell one from another.

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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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