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198X IMC Rover 4000 comfort Serial # F147475 198X IMC Rover 4000 comfort typewriter, Serial # F147475 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 198X IMC Rover 4000 comfort typewriter. 2018-12-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X IMC Rover 4000 comfort Serial # F147475 Yet another typewriter in a language i can't read.

This one is an Arabic typewriter. The machine itself is the well-known, massively produced and with mediocre quality IMC fill-the-world-with-this-typewriter. The machinery itself is the best you can expect from this model, because this typewriter is basically brand new. Judging from the typeslugs, it's seen very little use (as in a couple of lines or so) and very little sunlight, because there was very little dust inside. So this typewriter works as best as a IMC Rover 4000 can, which isn't a lot but is necessary since Arabic requires good allignment to be properly written.

Arabic typewriters, as any typewriter whose language is abolutely alien for the user, are kind of alluring. The carriage goes from right to left, there are no numbers (which is funny, because we use Arabic numerals, but an Arabic typewriter doesn't have Arabic numerals BUT Eastern Arabic numerals) and all the indications on the carriage, the line spacer and basically everywhere in the typewriter are in Arabic.

198X IMC Rover 4000 comfort #F147475

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-18-2018 at 09:17AM
Last Edit: 12-18-2018 at 09:21AM


Description:

Yet another typewriter in a language i can't read.

This one is an Arabic typewriter. The machine itself is the well-known, massively produced and with mediocre quality IMC fill-the-world-with-this-typewriter. The machinery itself is the best you can expect from this model, because this typewriter is basically brand new. Judging from the typeslugs, it's seen very little use (as in a couple of lines or so) and very little sunlight, because there was very little dust inside. So this typewriter works as best as a IMC Rover 4000 can, which isn't a lot but is necessary since Arabic requires good allignment to be properly written.

Arabic typewriters, as any typewriter whose language is abolutely alien for the user, are kind of alluring. The carriage goes from right to left, there are no numbers (which is funny, because we use Arabic numerals, but an Arabic typewriter doesn't have Arabic numerals BUT Eastern Arabic numerals) and all the indications on the carriage, the line spacer and basically everywhere in the typewriter are in Arabic.

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At least the s/n isn't in Arabic.
At least the s/n isn't in Arabic.

Typeslugs don't lie. This typewriter looks like fresh out of the box.
Typeslugs don't lie. This typewriter looks like fresh out of the box.


This carriage is going in the wrong direction... or maybe not.
This carriage is going in the wrong direction... or maybe not.

This line spacer says "1 - 2". The first symbols I've learned to read
This line spacer says "1 - 2". The first symbols I've learned to read



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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