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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1936 Olympia 8

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1936 Olympia 8
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Status: My Collection
Created: 03-18-2015 at 09:52AM
Last Edit: 03-18-2015 at 09:54AM

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An absolutely amazing typewriter. Not only it types beautifully, but also looks absolutely fantastic.

It was sold by an expert, and I am extremely pleased with the result. In fact, this typewriter is extremely rewarding to use. It´s so tall and the carriage has so many levers that you feel like inside the machine. In addition, I love the ribbon spools in the sides. Easily one of my favourites from my collection, and a great surprise because I didn´t have this model in mind before.

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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

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 is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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