197X Amaya A-120 #A 60046
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-24-2017 at 12:37PM
Last Edit: 01-24-2017 at 12:39PM
Few typewriters bring me more confronted feelings than this one...
ItÂ´s a nice uncommon typewriter, the Amaya A-120. A wide carriage version of the Amaya 86, with the same mechanics (mostly) as the well tested Patria. Thing is no one could guess with that bulky bodywork. A notable feature is the overwhelming amount of insulation it has. For sure it makes the machine much quieter, apart from keeping it warm during the cold winter.
The bad part is that it doesnÂ´t work. For starters, I was aware the spacebar didnÂ´t work, but somehow the seller managed to pack it apparently well but in fact badly, because the typewriter arrived totally crippled. Broken line spacer lever, bent carriage release knobs, even more destroyed spacebar, out of place typebars... everything wrong with it.
IÂ´m mad at the seller, IÂ´m mad at having it stranded waiting to be repaired, and I donÂ´t know if I can do it on my own. If it ends well, IÂ´ll be OK with it, but for now IÂ´m not happy at all. Not a little bit.
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.