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The Typewriter Database 1937 Olympia Diplomat Serial # 135667 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield: 1937 Olympia Diplomat Serial # 135667 Just picked it up. Tab is stuck.

Distinctly German, has German keys, but a QWERTY layout. Perhaps a WWII war prize that was brought back and modified?

The @ / cent, $ / Pound, and 1/2 / 1/4 key tops look to be from a Remington portable, like a Model 5 Deluxe.

Single quotes are dead keys, and will create a caret character if typed in the same space.

As utterly filthy as this thing is; with paper fibers, dust bunnies, eraser and correction ribbon gunk everywhere, it types FLAWLESSLY in this condition. I've seen this level of neglect render Royal and Smith-Corona portables helpless. I am impressed.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield:
1937 Olympia Diplomat

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1937 Olympia Diplomat
Serial #
135667

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-26-2014 at 08:02PM
Last Edit: 12-10-2015 at 08:57AM

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Description:

Just picked it up. Tab is stuck.

Distinctly German, has German keys, but a QWERTY layout. Perhaps a WWII war prize that was brought back and modified?

The @ / cent, $ / Pound, and 1/2 / 1/4 key tops look to be from a Remington portable, like a Model 5 Deluxe.

Single quotes are dead keys, and will create a caret character if typed in the same space.

As utterly filthy as this thing is; with paper fibers, dust bunnies, eraser and correction ribbon gunk everywhere, it types FLAWLESSLY in this condition. I've seen this level of neglect render Royal and Smith-Corona portables helpless. I am impressed.


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Brian Brumfield
Username: bsbrum

I love machines, machining, creating things from nothing. Typewriters have struck a romantic chord in me, thanks to my oldest son, and I am working with him and the rest of our family to acquire, restore, repair many machines.
Our collection grows in fits and spurts - as the seasons change. We make a lot of acquisitions at estate sales, yard and garage sales, thrift stores, online, and through personal connections.
The machines that we don't want to keep in our own collection, we are selling through various outlets - Etsy, Square Market, and eventually on eBay - and unlike some sellers, we KNOW how to pack a machine for shipment! :-)
Brumfield & Sons Typewriters, at your service.


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