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1951 Voss 51 Serial # 21665 1951 Voss 51 typewriter, Serial # 21665 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1951 Voss 51 typewriter. 2019-10-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1951 Voss 51 Serial # 21665 ... and since the first Voss I got was non-functional I had to look for another one.

... and it's always good to have a helping hand around, so I was pointed towards this good looking, nicely typing and broken-paper-tray-ly / paper arm-less-ly typewriter. Apart from that aesthetic issue, the rest is perfectly fine. This machine seems to be made to give a pleasant typing experience. Looks elegant and judging from the size it should be solid and somewhat brutal (in the vein of those unrelenting Torpedoes from the 50's), but it's quite light. The outer shell is plastic, the machine is lighter than it seems and the touch is quite gentle. Not as snappy as an Olympia but not mushy either. The typeface doesn't tell much because the ribbon is quite faded, or maybe just d-e-d (dead).

1951 Voss 51 #21665

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2019 at 07:34AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2019 at 07:37AM


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... and since the first Voss I got was non-functional I had to look for another one.

... and it's always good to have a helping hand around, so I was pointed towards this good looking, nicely typing and broken-paper-tray-ly / paper arm-less-ly typewriter. Apart from that aesthetic issue, the rest is perfectly fine. This machine seems to be made to give a pleasant typing experience. Looks elegant and judging from the size it should be solid and somewhat brutal (in the vein of those unrelenting Torpedoes from the 50's), but it's quite light. The outer shell is plastic, the machine is lighter than it seems and the touch is quite gentle. Not as snappy as an Olympia but not mushy either. The typeface doesn't tell much because the ribbon is quite faded, or maybe just d-e-d (dead).

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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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