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198X Olivetti ET 225 Serial # 6453497 198X Olivetti ET 225 typewriter, Serial # 6453497 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 198X Olivetti ET 225 typewriter. 2021-01-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olivetti ET 225 Serial # 6453497 This giant wedge was donated by our GP almost a year ago, back in january 2020. He has always been a blessing for our little village, and after years of service he was relocated. But before going anywhere he took a moment to bring here this monstrous piece of machinery. Big thanks, Juan!

This typewriter has seen no use in decades, but it is in reasonably good condition. The ribbon is mummified, but the rest is fine, needing only some cleaning. Maybe wedges aren't the most popular typewriters, maybe such big plastic hulks are not exactly useful at home, maybe they don't look particularly appealing... But every machine has its history to tell. I like the cartload of functions, the touch and avobe all the speed. This is a fast one, even compared to similar typewriters. With wedges a comfortable touch is critical to achieve breakneck speeds, and that pretty much depends on personal preference. In my case, I find this keyboard quite comfortable, maybe a little better than that of the Olympias of this type.

198X Olivetti ET 225 #6453497

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 01-02-2021 at 04:30AM
Last Edit: 01-02-2021 at 04:32AM


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This giant wedge was donated by our GP almost a year ago, back in january 2020. He has always been a blessing for our little village, and after years of service he was relocated. But before going anywhere he took a moment to bring here this monstrous piece of machinery. Big thanks, Juan!

This typewriter has seen no use in decades, but it is in reasonably good condition. The ribbon is mummified, but the rest is fine, needing only some cleaning. Maybe wedges aren't the most popular typewriters, maybe such big plastic hulks are not exactly useful at home, maybe they don't look particularly appealing... But every machine has its history to tell. I like the cartload of functions, the touch and avobe all the speed. This is a fast one, even compared to similar typewriters. With wedges a comfortable touch is critical to achieve breakneck speeds, and that pretty much depends on personal preference. In my case, I find this keyboard quite comfortable, maybe a little better than that of the Olympias of this type.

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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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