197X Olivetti Linea 90 #1221476
Created: 01-25-2017 at 07:40AM
Last Edit: 01-25-2017 at 07:45AM
Yesterday (that is, 24th January 2017) I went back to school.
20 years later I revisited my old school at my village. 20 long years and not much has changed, and IÂ´d lie if I say I wasnÂ´t deeply moved. Lots and lots of good memories from that place I left when I was 12... and typewriters.
I was tipped they had some kind of "weird typewriter" there, and it turned out to be a Perkins Brailler which doesnÂ´t have to be here. But when touring the classrooms, halls and storage rooms I found this:
A fully operational Olivetti Linea 90, stored away in the depths of a room destinated for all the stuff thatÂ´s used no more. Mind you, there are textbooks from the 50Â´s, several big fat computer screens... and a typewriter with its table and dust cover.
As far as I know that thing is there because theyÂ´re not allowed to get rid of it on account of being school equipment. But if they change their minds I would be most interested in keeping it for the good old times.
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.
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