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1974 Facit 1730 Serial # 119491 1974 Facit 1730 typewriter, Serial # 119491 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1974 Facit 1730 typewriter. 2022-07-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1974 Facit 1730 Serial # 119491 One of the worst purchases ever, for it´s in far worse condition than expected and it´s been heavily damaged during transport.

At first I thought this beast only had some superficial rust, nothing too serious. But when I saw it coming... A 15 kg typewriter in a flimsy cardoard box with no protection at all... It happened again. Destroyed escapement, battered variable line spacer and heaps of rust inside. The photos are taken with the carriage being held by the margin selectors, which are damaged as well.

There are so many things wrong with this typewriters that I don´t know if I´m mad at the seller or sad because of the poor typewriter. I only hope I can fix it. I will try my hand at it, and I hope the escapement issues are within my reach. A sad fate for such a good typewriter.

BTW, here in the TWDB the 1730 is listed as an electrical typewriter, but for sure it´s not. Apart from that, I guess this model comes after the mighty T2.

1974 Facit 1730 #119491

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 10-23-2016 at 02:51AM
Last Edit: 07-30-2022 at 05:57PM


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One of the worst purchases ever, for it´s in far worse condition than expected and it´s been heavily damaged during transport.

At first I thought this beast only had some superficial rust, nothing too serious. But when I saw it coming... A 15 kg typewriter in a flimsy cardoard box with no protection at all... It happened again. Destroyed escapement, battered variable line spacer and heaps of rust inside. The photos are taken with the carriage being held by the margin selectors, which are damaged as well.

There are so many things wrong with this typewriters that I don´t know if I´m mad at the seller or sad because of the poor typewriter. I only hope I can fix it. I will try my hand at it, and I hope the escapement issues are within my reach. A sad fate for such a good typewriter.

BTW, here in the TWDB the 1730 is listed as an electrical typewriter, but for sure it´s not. Apart from that, I guess this model comes after the mighty T2.

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Evident damage here. You don´t want to look inside, believe me.
Evident damage here. You don´t want to look inside, believe me.


Rust, rust everywhere!
Rust, rust everywhere!


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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