196X Patria (Spain) Florida #H49535
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-30-2014 at 10:29AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2018 at 02:13PM
Not sure how to designate this one. The company, based in the Basque town of Eibar, was first called Imperial EspaÃ±ola. Its typewriters were originally called Patria, just like the Swiss Patria they were building under license.
Around 1962 the typewriter was renamed Amaya, and in 1965 the company was renamed Industrial MecanogrÃ¡fica, S.A., or IMESA.
The Florida is an Amaya exported to the United States in small numbers. It has a plastic body but solid and reliable metal mechanism.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-2019, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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