1952 Halberg Traveller #596
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2013 at 05:40AM
Last Edit: 12-16-2013 at 05:16AM
This is one of the very first Traveller typewriters. I saw it at a shop in Newport, Wales, and then the writing was on the wall. Carrying it on my backpack all day long and then carrying it back to Spain was quite a nuisance, but it was well worth the effort.
It is in pristine condition, except for the case which is quite deteriorated. It has been unused for quite a lot of years, but the ribbon still had something to say.
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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