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The Typewriter Database 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # B03 0537 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rob Bowker: 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # B03 0537 This is a massive machine which types really well. It is the antithesis of portable. Hit the tab and experience a freight train flight of the carriage. Unstoppable! The grey plastic body cleaned up OK with soapy water and lighter fluid (a work in progress). The speed margins didn't work until I took the top part of the carriage off (fiddly thin sheet metalwork), cleaned it up and very lighlty oiled it Rescued (reluctantly) from the bottom of dad's wardrobe. It is missing a caps lock key top. Near the typescale is engraved "Mrs L Wilson".

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rob Bowker:
1969 Olivetti Linea 88

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1969 Olivetti Linea 88
Serial #
B03 0537

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-10-2013 at 01:31PM
Last Edit: 05-17-2013 at 02:56PM

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This is a massive machine which types really well. It is the antithesis of portable. Hit the tab and experience a freight train flight of the carriage. Unstoppable! The grey plastic body cleaned up OK with soapy water and lighter fluid (a work in progress). The speed margins didn't work until I took the top part of the carriage off (fiddly thin sheet metalwork), cleaned it up and very lighlty oiled it Rescued (reluctantly) from the bottom of dad's wardrobe. It is missing a caps lock key top. Near the typescale is engraved "Mrs L Wilson".


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