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1954 Torpedo 20 Serial # 738004 1954 Torpedo 20 typewriter, Serial # 738004 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1954 Torpedo 20 typewriter. 2014-12-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1954 Torpedo 20 Serial # 738004 This is a beast. I had already been told Torpedo made top quality typewriters, and how true it is. Feels great, it´s ultra fast and the whole machinery is rock solid. In addition it has a couple of pretty unique features, like the clutch (at least that´s how it´s called in Spanish the little thing which allows you to make the roller advance freely) and the margin selectors.

The German keyboard is a bit tricky for me, but I only need more practice with it. French keyboard is way worse to get used to. Once I get enough practice with it, it´ll be one of the fastest typewriters in my collection.

1954 Torpedo 20 #738004

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2014 at 05:41AM
Last Edit: 12-02-2014 at 05:43AM


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This is a beast. I had already been told Torpedo made top quality typewriters, and how true it is. Feels great, it´s ultra fast and the whole machinery is rock solid. In addition it has a couple of pretty unique features, like the clutch (at least that´s how it´s called in Spanish the little thing which allows you to make the roller advance freely) and the margin selectors.

The German keyboard is a bit tricky for me, but I only need more practice with it. French keyboard is way worse to get used to. Once I get enough practice with it, it´ll be one of the fastest typewriters in my collection.

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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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