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The Typewriter Database 1947 Olympia Progress Serial # 563965 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alex Sandler: 1947 Olympia Progress Serial # 563965 It all started when I decided to buy an old and rusted Moskva 4 for spares. Seller offered me to have a look at another typewriter she had and it appeared to be 1946 Olympia Progress in a rough condition. But she agreed to sell it at my price, so I bought it as a project. At least, it had great rubber.

In some weeks I managed to check another Progress on sale (as a possible parts machine). Eventually, I got it for free, with a rock-hard platen, broken line adjustment, defunct margin stops and somewhat stuck ribbon vibrator. But its overall condition was much better. You can see now this machine here, with platen and rollers from the donor.

Bad alignment of the O and K typeslugs and other issues are fixed by now.

UPD: Sold on Nov. 5, 2016.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alex Sandler:
1947 Olympia Progress

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1947 Olympia Progress
Serial #
563965

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-17-2015 at 01:41PM
Last Edit: 11-17-2016 at 01:59PM

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It all started when I decided to buy an old and rusted Moskva 4 for spares. Seller offered me to have a look at another typewriter she had and it appeared to be 1946 Olympia Progress in a rough condition. But she agreed to sell it at my price, so I bought it as a project. At least, it had great rubber.

In some weeks I managed to check another Progress on sale (as a possible parts machine). Eventually, I got it for free, with a rock-hard platen, broken line adjustment, defunct margin stops and somewhat stuck ribbon vibrator. But its overall condition was much better. You can see now this machine here, with platen and rollers from the donor.

Bad alignment of the O and K typeslugs and other issues are fixed by now.

UPD: Sold on Nov. 5, 2016.


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1947 Olympia Progress Photo Gallery

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