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1957 Halda P Serial # P108154 1957 Halda P typewriter, Serial # P108154 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1957 Halda P typewriter. 2016-07-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1957 Halda P Serial # P108154 This typewriter is probably pretty much as her big sister, the Halda 6. And I say probably because this one is not in working condition.

Everything is alright except for the ribbon mechanism. Everithinng ribbon-related is wrong, and I have to figure out what´s happening inside it. And it´s easier saying it than doing it, because in this typewriter everything is hidden under a metal piece screwed to another metal piece, which in turn is screwed to another piece... Solid, yes, but at the cost of simplicity.

But on the bright side of life, this one is very promising. It´s a well balanced typewriter, and I hope I can submit a typeface sample soon.

----- UPDATE -----

Finally, it´s repaired. The problem was, sadly, a typical one. It had been dropped, and everything inside it was out of place. Fortunately, it´s back into action, and it´s a quite pleasant typewriter. The touch is nice and precise, and after using it for a little while the similarities with the Royals become more and more evident.

1957 Halda P #P108154

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-25-2015 at 04:04AM
Last Edit: 07-30-2016 at 04:29AM


Description:

This typewriter is probably pretty much as her big sister, the Halda 6. And I say probably because this one is not in working condition.

Everything is alright except for the ribbon mechanism. Everithinng ribbon-related is wrong, and I have to figure out what´s happening inside it. And it´s easier saying it than doing it, because in this typewriter everything is hidden under a metal piece screwed to another metal piece, which in turn is screwed to another piece... Solid, yes, but at the cost of simplicity.

But on the bright side of life, this one is very promising. It´s a well balanced typewriter, and I hope I can submit a typeface sample soon.

----- UPDATE -----

Finally, it´s repaired. The problem was, sadly, a typical one. It had been dropped, and everything inside it was out of place. Fortunately, it´s back into action, and it´s a quite pleasant typewriter. The touch is nice and precise, and after using it for a little while the similarities with the Royals become more and more evident.

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Top view of ribbon spool
Top view of ribbon spool

Bottom view of ribbon spool
Bottom view of ribbon spool

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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