1962 Junior (Spain) 62 #A2869
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-14-2019 at 12:30PM
Last Edit: 03-14-2019 at 12:31PM
Junior, THAT brand...
It's interesting history-wise, it's scarce, it's a nice little typewriter... And for some reason people around here consider them unimportant. Ask anyone and they'd have a Valentine or a pink Pluma 22 to sell them for a 3-figure price, but as for the Juniors... most of times (few) they appear it's under the 40 euros mark. It's just a matter of being vigilant and being in Spain.
The Junior is the missing link between a toy and a full fledged typewriter. The machinery is simple but not as much as in a toy, and it can write a few pages in a row. Don't ask for too much and you'll get it, and on the way to the end of the page you'll be rewarding with a nice typing experience. In this case this is the Model 62, which came after the more iconic model 58. It doesn't look THAT good (much less original), but for sure it works better. It's more solid and reliable, and it's a bit sad they dropped the "reversed" opening of the ribbon cover, which was a trademark of early Talleres Alonso models like the Regia Mixta.
A nice one, and if it worked as hardly as a Pluma 22 it'd be brootal.
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.
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