1953 Japy Script #177598
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-09-2016 at 09:16AM
Last Edit: 11-09-2016 at 09:55AM
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 wasnÂ´t me, I promise!). As you can see in the photos, the ribbon vibrator is out of place, and the typeslugs donÂ´t reach the platen. Apart from that, itÂ´s dirty, but thatÂ´s easy to solve.
For now it sits at the repairs queue. October and November 2016 (and today itÂ´s only 11-9) have been months of many thrashed typewriters arriving home, and this one will have to wait its turn.
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.