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The Typewriter Database 1953 Optima Elite Serial # 753331 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1953 Optima Elite Serial # 753331 This typewriter arrived a couple of days later than the Olympia SM1, and the similarities are striking. How much Olympia and how much Optima is in this machine? Hard to tell.

The bad part is the condition. It´s frozen, rusty and pretty badly beaten up. I can´t make much out of it, so until it gets repaired I can´t say anything good or bad...

The s/n is really late, one of the last units of this model.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1953 Optima Elite

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1953 Optima Elite
Serial #
753331

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-11-2017 at 08:47AM
Last Edit: 08-11-2017 at 08:53AM

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This typewriter arrived a couple of days later than the Olympia SM1, and the similarities are striking. How much Olympia and how much Optima is in this machine? Hard to tell.

The bad part is the condition. It´s frozen, rusty and pretty badly beaten up. I can´t make much out of it, so until it gets repaired I can´t say anything good or bad...

The s/n is really late, one of the last units of this model.


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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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