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The Typewriter Database 1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 470745 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 470745 I found this WWII German army typewriter on the floor of a local shop in an open case. The heavy duty wooden case appears original and is well padded with thick felt. A machine diagram and brief instructions are pasted inside the case.

This machine has an intact SS rune key and type slug. It has a QWERTY keyboard. Perhaps this is the war booty of a US soldier who had the Z and Y placement switched when he returned to the states.

The serial number is stamped on the bottom back rail of the typewriter and also on the right lower carriage rail.

I am not sure of the function of the “front panel slide” (“schieber im Frontblech”) on the top of the machine. It may be a shield to protect the internal mechanics out in the field.

The dark colored segment could possibly be bakelite.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria:
1943 Olympia Robust

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1943 Olympia Robust
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470745

Status: Sightings
Created: 09-24-2016 at 07:52PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2016 at 08:20PM

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I found this WWII German army typewriter on the floor of a local shop in an open case. The heavy duty wooden case appears original and is well padded with thick felt. A machine diagram and brief instructions are pasted inside the case.

This machine has an intact SS rune key and type slug. It has a QWERTY keyboard. Perhaps this is the war booty of a US soldier who had the Z and Y placement switched when he returned to the states.

The serial number is stamped on the bottom back rail of the typewriter and also on the right lower carriage rail.

I am not sure of the function of the “front panel slide” (“schieber im Frontblech”) on the top of the machine. It may be a shield to protect the internal mechanics out in the field.

The dark colored segment could possibly be bakelite.

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Mary Echevarria
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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.


1943 Olympia Robust Photo Gallery

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