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The Typewriter Database 196X Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXX From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 196X Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXX The third typewriter spotted in Peñafiel during my visit to a solicitor´s office.

This one is the typewriter they use most when needed. It´s the easiest to use: just feed it some paper and it´s ready to go. This one has seen quite a lot of action during its long years of service, and some aggressive cleaning too. The carriage has suffered the wrath of the cleaning products.

The Linea 88 was an over optimistic attempt by Olivetti to make a lighter (and cheaper) standard typewriter. It didn´t work well, because it wasn´t a success and they had to go back to metal bodywork again with the successor: the mighty and fast Linea 98.

Again, no serial number. Sorry!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
196X Olivetti Linea 88

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196X Olivetti Linea 88
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Status: Sightings
Created: 09-22-2015 at 05:12AM
Last Edit: 09-22-2015 at 05:14AM

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The third typewriter spotted in Peñafiel during my visit to a solicitor´s office.

This one is the typewriter they use most when needed. It´s the easiest to use: just feed it some paper and it´s ready to go. This one has seen quite a lot of action during its long years of service, and some aggressive cleaning too. The carriage has suffered the wrath of the cleaning products.

The Linea 88 was an over optimistic attempt by Olivetti to make a lighter (and cheaper) standard typewriter. It didn´t work well, because it wasn´t a success and they had to go back to metal bodywork again with the successor: the mighty and fast Linea 98.

Again, no serial number. Sorry!


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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.


196X Olivetti Linea 88 Photo Gallery

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