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1924 Victor 10 Serial # 54222 1924 Victor 10 typewriter, Serial # 54222 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1924 Victor 10 typewriter. 2017-05-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1924 Victor 10 Serial # 54222 From time to time I try to rescue a rust bucket, and it invariably ends up the same way: I have to ask Pascual for help because this is too much for me. I hope I can break the trend someday.

Victors are far from frequent here, and even less in my city where I can just walk and pick it. Even in the sorry state it is in, I think IĀ“ve made a good purchase.

This one is currently away, being repaired at PascualĀ“s workshop. ItĀ“s rusty and abused. ThereĀ“s even a missing typeslug, I donĀ“t know if thereĀ“s any way to fix that which doesnĀ“t involve taking it from another Victor... But anyway, if this thing ends up "working", that is, I can write a line of text with it, IĀ“d be happy.

The date is a guess, but it should be near the end of the run for these beautiful beasts.

--- UPDATE ---

Confirmed by professionals: Nothing can be done. Too many missing pieces, so this Victor 10 will (probably) never type again. YouĀ“d have to "kill" another Victor 10 to revive this one, so itĀ“s going to be one of the very few non-functional typewriters of my collection.

A bad ending...

1924 Victor 10 #54222

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 09-28-2016 at 08:37AM
Last Edit: 05-19-2017 at 11:05AM


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From time to time I try to rescue a rust bucket, and it invariably ends up the same way: I have to ask Pascual for help because this is too much for me. I hope I can break the trend someday.

Victors are far from frequent here, and even less in my city where I can just walk and pick it. Even in the sorry state it is in, I think IĀ“ve made a good purchase.

This one is currently away, being repaired at PascualĀ“s workshop. ItĀ“s rusty and abused. ThereĀ“s even a missing typeslug, I donĀ“t know if thereĀ“s any way to fix that which doesnĀ“t involve taking it from another Victor... But anyway, if this thing ends up "working", that is, I can write a line of text with it, IĀ“d be happy.

The date is a guess, but it should be near the end of the run for these beautiful beasts.

--- UPDATE ---

Confirmed by professionals: Nothing can be done. Too many missing pieces, so this Victor 10 will (probably) never type again. YouĀ“d have to "kill" another Victor 10 to revive this one, so itĀ“s going to be one of the very few non-functional typewriters of my collection.

A bad ending...

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Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL decimal tabulator system. Reminds me of a metronome.
Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL decimal tabulator system. Reminds me of a metronome.

Tunnelvision II: Rusty Passage
Tunnelvision II: Rusty Passage


Burns like a buzzsaw blade!
Burns like a buzzsaw blade!


Lotsa stuff going on here!
Lotsa stuff going on here!



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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