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196X Amaya A-85 Serial # H48442 196X Amaya A-85 typewriter, Serial # H48442 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 196X Amaya A-85 typewriter. 2017-12-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 196X Amaya A-85 Serial # H48442 I was given this interesting typewriter by my girlfriendĀ“s uncle. As many of the typewriters found in my village, it had seen little use, and it is in pretty good shape. In fact itĀ“s been in my collection for quite a while, and now that I have found the elusive serial number IĀ“ve decided to bring it here.

What caught my attention was the weird position of all the machinery, and then I learned about its history. ItĀ“s the successor of the Spanish Patria, which in turn is the Swiss Patria built under license in Eibar (Basque Country). The Amaya seems to be an updated model with a more modern design and a cheaper plastic case. It looks exactly like the Florida (see links), and instead of categorizing it under Patria (Spain), IĀ“ve gone for the Amaya brand. Nevertheless, there is quite a mess with this manufacturer and the brands, because after the Amayas the comany would reappear as Sedic S.A.

The machinery is quite nice, although I have been tell Patrias an all its tribe are quite mediocre, but I disagree. ItĀ“s quite entertaining to use, and seeing it at work without the ribbon cover is a spectacle.

--- UPDATE ---

Model name changed from the generic "portable" to A-85, which seems to be its true designation

196X Amaya A-85 #H48442

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 03-10-2015 at 05:59AM
Last Edit: 12-18-2017 at 08:33AM


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I was given this interesting typewriter by my girlfriendĀ“s uncle. As many of the typewriters found in my village, it had seen little use, and it is in pretty good shape. In fact itĀ“s been in my collection for quite a while, and now that I have found the elusive serial number IĀ“ve decided to bring it here.

What caught my attention was the weird position of all the machinery, and then I learned about its history. ItĀ“s the successor of the Spanish Patria, which in turn is the Swiss Patria built under license in Eibar (Basque Country). The Amaya seems to be an updated model with a more modern design and a cheaper plastic case. It looks exactly like the Florida (see links), and instead of categorizing it under Patria (Spain), IĀ“ve gone for the Amaya brand. Nevertheless, there is quite a mess with this manufacturer and the brands, because after the Amayas the comany would reappear as Sedic S.A.

The machinery is quite nice, although I have been tell Patrias an all its tribe are quite mediocre, but I disagree. ItĀ“s quite entertaining to use, and seeing it at work without the ribbon cover is a spectacle.

--- UPDATE ---

Model name changed from the generic "portable" to A-85, which seems to be its true designation

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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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