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197X IBM 196 C Serial # 6705-580410627 197X IBM 196 C typewriter, Serial # 6705-580410627 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 197X IBM 196 C typewriter. 2022-08-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X IBM 196 C Serial # 6705-580410627 At last an IBM. I don't lie if I say I'veen looking for any IBM for a long time so far with an absolute lack of success. But the inevitable always ends up happening and finally, at last, about time and all of that, I got an IBM.

As far as I know this unit has been resurrected using parts from at least two typewriters, and it's been fine tuned by one of the last qualified IBM technicians around here. As one could expect, this machine works beyond flawlessly. But there's a downside: this is not the most appealing typewriter to use. Even competing with daisywheel wedges, this engineering masterpiece feels a bit soulless. Can't put my finger exactly where the problem is, but there's a certain something that doesn't go. I guess this typewriter is not my cup of tea, which is weird because this is a monster of a typewriter.

197X IBM 196 C #6705-580410627

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 08-25-2022 at 07:41AM
Last Edit: 08-25-2022 at 07:41AM


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At last an IBM. I don't lie if I say I'veen looking for any IBM for a long time so far with an absolute lack of success. But the inevitable always ends up happening and finally, at last, about time and all of that, I got an IBM.

As far as I know this unit has been resurrected using parts from at least two typewriters, and it's been fine tuned by one of the last qualified IBM technicians around here. As one could expect, this machine works beyond flawlessly. But there's a downside: this is not the most appealing typewriter to use. Even competing with daisywheel wedges, this engineering masterpiece feels a bit soulless. Can't put my finger exactly where the problem is, but there's a certain something that doesn't go. I guess this typewriter is not my cup of tea, which is weird because this is a monster of a typewriter.

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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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