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San Telmo safari

by | Feb 25, 2016 | Buenos Aires, safari | 5 comments

On my last day in Buenos Aires, I met three Argentinian typewriter collectors (and a patient collector’s wife) in the old San Telmo neighborhood.

We chatted and enjoyed coffee at the El Federal bar.

Then we headed to the San Telmo Market.

Here’s what we saw in San Telmo.

A handsome ’50s Underwood portable:

A sturdy Baby:

Two good things: beer and Evita.

An Antares “Underwood,” marked “Please don’t touch.”

A Torpedo 25. These are usually branded Remington and were made in Brazil. See my similar Remington 10 here.

The Wellington got the extra name “Pan-American” in Latin America. Note the “Nu” for número.

The Olivetti Bambina is another machine you don’t see in the US.

The expedition was fun, but I bought none of these — I had plenty to carry already, including a Valentine. I cleaned the Valentine last night. I can recommend Armor-All wipes!

5 Comments

  1. Unknown

    Some pretty cool machines. Can't wait to see the Valentine cleaned up!

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  2. x over it

    I love those crazy Torpedo 25s!

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  3. Anonymous

    Love the architecture and the '50s Underwood.

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  4. Mark

    The Torpedo is so incredibly ugly that I actually like it.

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  5. Herman

    Fantastico.

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