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1953 Japy Script Serial # 177598 1953 Japy Script typewriter, Serial # 177598 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1953 Japy Script typewriter. 2016-11-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1953 Japy Script Serial # 177598 This is a nice portable typewriter, and it would be far better if it worked.

The first thing to notice is that it belongs to the Patria family. The design is unmistakable, and the quailty is there. But the bad part is that it needs a complete reset. Looks like someone dismantled it and put it back together with limited success (it wasn´t me, I promise!). As you can see in the photos, the ribbon vibrator is out of place, and the typeslugs don´t reach the platen. Apart from that, it´s dirty, but that´s easy to solve.

For now it sits at the repairs queue. October and November 2016 (and today it´s only 11-9) have been months of many thrashed typewriters arriving home, and this one will have to wait its turn.

1953 Japy Script #177598

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-09-2016 at 09:16AM
Last Edit: 11-09-2016 at 09:55AM


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This is a nice portable typewriter, and it would be far better if it worked.

The first thing to notice is that it belongs to the Patria family. The design is unmistakable, and the quailty is there. But the bad part is that it needs a complete reset. Looks like someone dismantled it and put it back together with limited success (it wasn´t me, I promise!). As you can see in the photos, the ribbon vibrator is out of place, and the typeslugs don´t reach the platen. Apart from that, it´s dirty, but that´s easy to solve.

For now it sits at the repairs queue. October and November 2016 (and today it´s only 11-9) have been months of many thrashed typewriters arriving home, and this one will have to wait its turn.

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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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