198X Royal (Triumph-Adler) Gabrielle 9009 #Q-57463320
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-24-2015 at 04:39AM
Last Edit: 10-26-2015 at 02:13PM
You can't help buying a typewriter if it has a 1â¬ price tag on it.
This was the case with this machine, which brings me some trouble: itÂ´s rather big, itÂ´s almost impossible to find new cartridges and the "." does not work. I know I wonÂ´t use it too much... But it was just 1 euro.
Apart from that, works well and fast. I like the red light which marks the column youÂ´re in. Looks like itÂ´s staring at you with a little bright eye.
ItÂ´s also been properly categorized, which is a good relief after seeing the brand mess: you can find Triumph, Adler and Royal on this wedge.
Now, if only I could find a new cartridge...
I found the serial number, at last. ItÂ´s taken me about... almost 2 years or so?! ItÂ´s on a worn off sticker (I hate serials on stickers) which in addition was roaming aimlessly inside the typewriter. Yesterday I just gave it a try, opened it and found it.
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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