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The Typewriter Database 1962 Olympia Monica Serial # 2157393 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1962 Olympia Monica Serial # 2157393 As a 1958 SM3 carried me through high school, college, and beyond, I have a very weak spot for these solid typers of the late 1950's through early 1960's. So there was no way i could resist this lovely creature.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling:
1962 Olympia Monica

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1962 Olympia Monica
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2157393

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2013 at 11:44PM
Last Edit: 12-21-2013 at 08:15AM

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As a 1958 SM3 carried me through high school, college, and beyond, I have a very weak spot for these solid typers of the late 1950's through early 1960's. So there was no way i could resist this lovely creature.


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Anthony Mindling
Username: tmindling

Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.


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