1994 Nakajima ALL 8000 #23102357
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-29-2015 at 09:55AM
Last Edit: 07-29-2015 at 09:58AM
And now, my typewriter.
Yep, I was given this typewriter as a gift, brand new, back in 1994. By then I was 10, and in all honesty I didnÂ´t care too much about it. I used it a bit at school, and it wasnÂ´t until almost 20 years later when I started collecting typewriters.
By then my grandfather had scrounged it from me years ago. He had a bulky Olivetti Linea 98, and as you can see thatÂ´s the story in my profile.
Now, my grandfather still uses this typewriter from time to time. In fact, itÂ´s still a good piece of equipment for the association he runs, but heÂ´s planning about retiring next year, and the writing is on the wall: the typewriter will come back home.
As you can see, itÂ´s not well kept. ItÂ´s quite dirty, but it works surprisingly well. In fact, it works like new. Oh, wait, it IS almost new. In 20 years itÂ´s seen little use, and itÂ´s an average to decent typewriter. In fact, IÂ´m surprised. ItÂ´s really accurate, and if I had to name a weakness it would be the plastic bodywork which gives an air of weakness. And the sticker with the serial number. I really hate those stickers!
But anyway, I really appreciate this machine. After all, itÂ´s mine.
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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