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1960 Antares Parva Serial # B-022590 1960 Antares Parva typewriter, Serial # B-022590 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1960 Antares Parva typewriter. 2021-07-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1960 Antares Parva Serial # B-022590 The Antares Parva is a nice little machine. Its name (parva in latin means small) states the obvious, and its the spearpoint of what would be a long series of ultra-portables made by this brand during their coexistence / being the next meal of almighty Olivetti.

The typical traits of Antares are here: extra reduced size, paper bail without rollers, reliably unreliable and (my favourite) a beautiful ribbon selector mounted between the ribbon and the carriage. A nice place to get smudged by a fresh ribbon passing in front of you, if I may add. Apart from that, it has an interesting way of locking on the case with two large buttons at the sides.

Not a common sight in Spain, where the Antares Compact is much more abundant.

1960 Antares Parva #B-022590

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 07-23-2021 at 09:27AM
Last Edit: 07-23-2021 at 09:28AM


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The Antares Parva is a nice little machine. Its name (parva in latin means small) states the obvious, and its the spearpoint of what would be a long series of ultra-portables made by this brand during their coexistence / being the next meal of almighty Olivetti.

The typical traits of Antares are here: extra reduced size, paper bail without rollers, reliably unreliable and (my favourite) a beautiful ribbon selector mounted between the ribbon and the carriage. A nice place to get smudged by a fresh ribbon passing in front of you, if I may add. Apart from that, it has an interesting way of locking on the case with two large buttons at the sides.

Not a common sight in Spain, where the Antares Compact is much more abundant.

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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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