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1929 Royal P Serial # P136010 1929 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P136010 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1929 Royal P typewriter. 2021-07-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1929 Royal P Serial # P136010 I was expecting quite a dull typewriter here because I knew it didn't work properly and in the photos it looked quite uninteresting. But sometimes you're wrong and glad to be wrong at the same time, and this is one of these times.

First, the typewriter is not as dull as I thought. I was expecting a black machine and then it turns out to be a blue crinkle specimen. My photos can be bad, but the ones on the ad were cataclysmic. And second, the "doesn't work well" was only half-true. The machine works reasonably well (these P's are snappy typewriters, and quite tough for their size), and the problem are the missing pieces: no paper table, no paper bail, no right knob. But it works, it's alive Dr. Frankenstein and all of that. Enough for me. This typewriter stays at home, and if I find a hopeless Royal P I'll repair it borrowing the needed parts.

1929 Royal P #P136010

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 07-15-2021 at 09:16AM
Last Edit: 07-15-2021 at 09:18AM


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I was expecting quite a dull typewriter here because I knew it didn't work properly and in the photos it looked quite uninteresting. But sometimes you're wrong and glad to be wrong at the same time, and this is one of these times.

First, the typewriter is not as dull as I thought. I was expecting a black machine and then it turns out to be a blue crinkle specimen. My photos can be bad, but the ones on the ad were cataclysmic. And second, the "doesn't work well" was only half-true. The machine works reasonably well (these P's are snappy typewriters, and quite tough for their size), and the problem are the missing pieces: no paper table, no paper bail, no right knob. But it works, it's alive Dr. Frankenstein and all of that. Enough for me. This typewriter stays at home, and if I find a hopeless Royal P I'll repair it borrowing the needed parts.

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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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