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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Carl H:
1936 Diplomat Elite

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1936 Diplomat Elite
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Status: My Collection
Created: 07-27-2017 at 12:34PM
Last Edit: 07-27-2017 at 12:36PM

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Now I have them all – Olympia, DM, Diplomat, Orbis – ok, not all, there is still Ranger, Commando, Orion missing...

Diplomat was the rebranding for office machine dealers. Olympia sold most of its typewriter over Olympias own stores. The office machine dealers were unhappy with that and so Olympia rebranded machines for them, so they could sell them as Diplomat. I think this was very useless. Why should the people buy at the dealers only because the machines are labeled Diplomat?
If you look how much Olympias and how much Diplomats are online you see that it hasn't worked.

(Source: DIngwerth: Geschichte der deutschen Schreibmaschinenfabriken)

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Carl H
Username: Olivetti48

Typewriter collector from Germany. I collect all brands, but like Olivetti the most. I'm not that type of collector that buys the most expensive, old or rare pieces. I love and collect typewriters because it was an everyday product millions of people used. Much of them are well-made and were so expensive for there pre-owner – now, people want not to throw them away, but they don't want them anymore – and so, there are ridiculous cheap. When I see a typewriter, standing around and being so cheap, I cannot abandon it. (I hope my english is at least understandable, feel free to correct me).

1936 Diplomat Elite Photo Gallery

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