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The Typewriter Database 197X Olivetti Editor 3 Serial # E13-1103374 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Olivetti Editor 3 Serial # E13-1103374 Maybe this one is the saddest typewriter of the couple I tried to rescue some time ago.

It´s the first U.S. made Olivetti I´ve found in Spain, and it´s the first Editor 3 I have seen. But seeing it in such a sorry state is not nice.

Some thug seems to have taken a lot of interest (and force) in destroying this typewriter. In a forensics-like overview it looks like it´s been dropped more than once, apart from the spilled green paint.

As for the hypothetical performance of this machine, it pretty much looks like the smaller version of the extremely powerful Editor 4. It has the much hated one-use ribbon, which might look great on display with the clear ribbon spools, but in the end it´s impossible to find and sentences the machine to a shelf instead of sending it to the writing desk. But in the end it´s a typewriter I´d love to have at home, because as far as my experience goes it´s not that common.

Sadly, even if I´d have taken it in that miserable state the owners didn´t agree. I guess that´s the end of the line for this Editor 3.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti Editor 3

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197X Olivetti Editor 3
Serial #
E13-1103374

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-20-2015 at 02:15PM
Last Edit: 12-21-2015 at 07:39AM

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Maybe this one is the saddest typewriter of the couple I tried to rescue some time ago.

It´s the first U.S. made Olivetti I´ve found in Spain, and it´s the first Editor 3 I have seen. But seeing it in such a sorry state is not nice.

Some thug seems to have taken a lot of interest (and force) in destroying this typewriter. In a forensics-like overview it looks like it´s been dropped more than once, apart from the spilled green paint.

As for the hypothetical performance of this machine, it pretty much looks like the smaller version of the extremely powerful Editor 4. It has the much hated one-use ribbon, which might look great on display with the clear ribbon spools, but in the end it´s impossible to find and sentences the machine to a shelf instead of sending it to the writing desk. But in the end it´s a typewriter I´d love to have at home, because as far as my experience goes it´s not that common.

Sadly, even if I´d have taken it in that miserable state the owners didn´t agree. I guess that´s the end of the line for this Editor 3.


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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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