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195X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 Serial # 54296 195X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 typewriter, Serial # 54296 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 195X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 typewriter. 2017-12-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 195X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 Serial # 54296 The Pluma 22 (or Lettera 22 in the rest of the world) is just awesome. The more I dig into this little wonder of clever engineering, the more engrossed by it I am. Not only you can enjoy the simplicity and good placement of all the mechanisms, but also you can get great typing action. The Pluma 22 is fast as the lightning, and everithing packed into a beast of a little over 2 kg.

This unit has been a donation from a long time friend of the family. Ángel decided this typewriter deserved something better than roting away at the junkyard where he found it, so he picked it up, brought it home and then handed it to me. Many thanks, Ángel!

As you can see in the photos (all of them of the machine as I got it), the machine was FILTHY. Everything from insects to sunflower seed could be found inside, and in addition it didn´t work. The carriage was jammed because of a totally misplaced escapement, but now it´s in restoration process.

As for now, it works as if nothing had happened. It needs a new ribbon and further cleaning because the ribbon system is a bit sticky, but this is promising.

195X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 #54296

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 12-14-2017 at 12:03PM
Last Edit: 12-14-2017 at 12:08PM


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The Pluma 22 (or Lettera 22 in the rest of the world) is just awesome. The more I dig into this little wonder of clever engineering, the more engrossed by it I am. Not only you can enjoy the simplicity and good placement of all the mechanisms, but also you can get great typing action. The Pluma 22 is fast as the lightning, and everithing packed into a beast of a little over 2 kg.

This unit has been a donation from a long time friend of the family. Ángel decided this typewriter deserved something better than roting away at the junkyard where he found it, so he picked it up, brought it home and then handed it to me. Many thanks, Ángel!

As you can see in the photos (all of them of the machine as I got it), the machine was FILTHY. Everything from insects to sunflower seed could be found inside, and in addition it didn´t work. The carriage was jammed because of a totally misplaced escapement, but now it´s in restoration process.

As for now, it works as if nothing had happened. It needs a new ribbon and further cleaning because the ribbon system is a bit sticky, but this is promising.

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I love this part. It still needs more cleaning, but the ribbon reverse system is a little wonder.
I love this part. It still needs more cleaning, but the ribbon reverse system is a little wonder.

Yup, that´s a pipa (sunflower seed). A common snack in Spain, but as far as I know typewriters don´t like pipas.
Yup, that´s a pipa (sunflower seed). A common snack in Spain, but as far as I know typewriters don´t like pipas.

Before this shot I sent out the bugs living inside.
Before this shot I sent out the bugs living inside.

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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