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The Typewriter Database 1950 Olympia Plana Serial # 208239 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1950 Olympia Plana Serial # 208239 Beauty and the Beast: The Plana is a treat for the eyes, but a monster to type with. Its action is heavy and cumbersome, and although I believe that I can tweak it for better performance, it will never be anything like the SF models that replaced it.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this ultra-portable is its weight. It feels like it was chiseled from a solid block of lead, or recycled from the frontal armour of a King Tiger, which could actually be a possibility.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1950 Olympia Plana

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1950 Olympia Plana
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208239

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-13-2014 at 09:39AM
Last Edit: 09-13-2014 at 09:58AM

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Beauty and the Beast: The Plana is a treat for the eyes, but a monster to type with. Its action is heavy and cumbersome, and although I believe that I can tweak it for better performance, it will never be anything like the SF models that replaced it.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this ultra-portable is its weight. It feels like it was chiseled from a solid block of lead, or recycled from the frontal armour of a King Tiger, which could actually be a possibility.


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Uwe Wachtendorf
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


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