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The Typewriter Database 1954 Oliver Portable 4 Serial # 5444962 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Wood: 1954 Oliver Portable 4 Serial # 5444962 -SOLD-

Oliver portable 4? typewriter -

made Croydon, England, UK 1954

Types a lot like a Hermes 2000 with similar key tops.

Carriage shifted.

I bought this in an Oxfam shop in Sheffield. The first time I saw it, I left it because it was a little rusty in places and very grimy. A little overpriced too. However, it's come up beautifully.

A great lap typer, you have to use the wooden base which has four lugs that engage into the surprisingly still rubbery feet. This stops your clothes fouling the mechanism.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Wood:
1954 Oliver Portable 4

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1954 Oliver Portable 4
Serial #
5444962

Status: Sightings
Created: 02-05-2017 at 09:01AM
Last Edit: 02-23-2017 at 12:57PM

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Description:

-SOLD-

Oliver portable 4? typewriter -

made Croydon, England, UK 1954

Types a lot like a Hermes 2000 with similar key tops.

Carriage shifted.

I bought this in an Oxfam shop in Sheffield. The first time I saw it, I left it because it was a little rusty in places and very grimy. A little overpriced too. However, it's come up beautifully.

A great lap typer, you have to use the wooden base which has four lugs that engage into the surprisingly still rubbery feet. This stops your clothes fouling the mechanism.


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Richard Wood
Username: Coronaboy

Typewriter collector, previous sewing machine collector.

Originally from the Garden of England, Kent. I have lived in Sheffield for over fifteen years.

As a young child, I always enjoyed taking things apart and seeing how they functioned.

I have been collecting a range of vintage typewriters for over two years.

Previously, I was interested in restoring sewing machines, then I acquired my mothers Olivetti Dora and looked under the hood and typed, I was hooked on typewriters and how they worked.

I learn something every day from passionate bloggers and typewriter enthusiasts.

Fan of Joe Van Cleave's typewriter video series.


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