1954 Torpedo 20 #738004
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2014 at 05:41AM
Last Edit: 12-02-2014 at 05:43AM
This is a beast. I had already been told Torpedo made top quality typewriters, and how true it is. Feels great, itÂ´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 thatÂ´s how itÂ´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, itÂ´ll be one of the fastest typewriters in my collection.
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.