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1920 Century 10 Serial # HV00594 1920 Century 10 typewriter, Serial # HV00594 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1920 Century 10 typewriter. 2021-07-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1920 Century 10 Serial # HV00594 There's a reason for (mostly) everything in this life, so there was a reason for the appealing price tag on this Century 10: missing paper table. One of the most noticeable features of this typewriter, because of its size and the beautiful decal on it.

So, if you put that piece out of the equation you suddenly have a more or less working Century 10 for a pittance. Fine by me, if it types it's good. The typewriter is an interesting middle point between portables and full fledged standard typewriters. It has the looks of a large typewriter but has only 3 banks (a feature of portables). The main issue here are the horribly aligned caps. The figures are alright, although seeing how bad the cas are I was expecting the opposite. I'll see if I can fix it, but I'm in no hurry.

1920 Century 10 #HV00594

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 07-15-2021 at 11:08AM
Last Edit: 07-15-2021 at 11:08AM


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There's a reason for (mostly) everything in this life, so there was a reason for the appealing price tag on this Century 10: missing paper table. One of the most noticeable features of this typewriter, because of its size and the beautiful decal on it.

So, if you put that piece out of the equation you suddenly have a more or less working Century 10 for a pittance. Fine by me, if it types it's good. The typewriter is an interesting middle point between portables and full fledged standard typewriters. It has the looks of a large typewriter but has only 3 banks (a feature of portables). The main issue here are the horribly aligned caps. The figures are alright, although seeing how bad the cas are I was expecting the opposite. I'll see if I can fix it, but I'm in no hurry.

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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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