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1965 Consul 224 Serial # 5 224 128667 1965 Consul 224 typewriter, Serial # 5 224 128667 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1965 Consul 224 typewriter. 2016-11-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1965 Consul 224 Serial # 5 224 128667 What a good typewriter, this one.

With each new Consul I get I´m more convinced they´re seriously good typewriters, and best of all: severely overlooked, and hence terribly underpriced.

This one cost me a pittance, and it´s as good as new. Works flawlessly, it´s a pleasure to type with and has the very unique "Consul touch". The square keytops and the long keystroke are very characteristic of these machines. Just like you can tell a Remington from an Olympia by the touch, you could tell a Consul from anything else as well.

This one is a beautiful model, and has a couple of mechanical quirks that I love: first the cool paper arm with its cogwheel-like joint, and then the knobs which release the carriage so that you can pick it up and throw it out of the window. Literal carriage release :D.

Bottom line: what a great typewriter. Maybe not as tough as an Olympia, but very good nevertheless. Similar sized Olivettis are lightyears behind.

1965 Consul 224 #5 224 128667

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-30-2016 at 09:11AM
Last Edit: 11-30-2016 at 09:15AM


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What a good typewriter, this one.

With each new Consul I get I´m more convinced they´re seriously good typewriters, and best of all: severely overlooked, and hence terribly underpriced.

This one cost me a pittance, and it´s as good as new. Works flawlessly, it´s a pleasure to type with and has the very unique "Consul touch". The square keytops and the long keystroke are very characteristic of these machines. Just like you can tell a Remington from an Olympia by the touch, you could tell a Consul from anything else as well.

This one is a beautiful model, and has a couple of mechanical quirks that I love: first the cool paper arm with its cogwheel-like joint, and then the knobs which release the carriage so that you can pick it up and throw it out of the window. Literal carriage release :D.

Bottom line: what a great typewriter. Maybe not as tough as an Olympia, but very good nevertheless. Similar sized Olivettis are lightyears behind.

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Carriage release all the way. There´s another one at the other side of the typewriter. Press both of them and you can take out the carriage.
Carriage release all the way. ThereĀ“s another one at the other side of the typewriter. Press both of them and you can take out the carriage.



Full bonus pack!
Full bonus pack!





I like this! If you take out the carriage, the mainspring is left alone under it. This little wheel guides the drawband, and makes your life much easier.
I like this! If you take out the carriage, the mainspring is left alone under it. This little wheel guides the drawband, and makes your life much easier.

The paper arm, which apart from being extremely useful looks great.
The paper arm, which apart from being extremely useful looks great.



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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