1961 Voss Privat #187222
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2019 at 03:43AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2019 at 03:45AM
Two factors converge to bring home this typewriter home: I wanted a Voss and I wanted to repair it.
So I got this poor thing. It's in pretty bad condition. A lot of use and a lot of rust, the latter probably because of the place of origin: the Canary Islands. I thought I could repair it because the Voss Privat is yet another member of the Swiss Patria family and I have a little bunch of them at home: Spanish Patria, then Amaya and then Sedic. These can be good references if I have doubts when repairing this typewriter. The only thing I'm worried about is how different can these be, because there are notable variations above and below the ribbon cover between them. For now it's basically impossible to extract a typeface sample, even if the machine is complete and all systems "work". Parts move, but rust prevents them from going smooth.
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.