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The Typewriter Database 197X Olivetti ET 109 Serial # 3105861 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Olivetti ET 109 Serial # 3105861 Time for another monstrous wedge!

This one was rescued from I don´t exactly know where, but a friend of my father found this behemoth at a company clearing. It was going to be discarded, so he took it, passed it to my father and finally it arrived home. Thanks, Oscar!

The good thing is that it´s fully functional. The ribbon cartridge is alive and kicking, although a bit fossilized. I "think" I can find replacements easily enough, so this typewriter should expect a life of hard work at home. Like other large wedges, this one offers a wide array of functions which include (and are not limited to) variable pitch, bold writing, underlining, centered allignment... It´s quite easy to use and intuitive. Not bad!

Now the neutral part. This typewriter is an Italian Olivetti, but for some reason it has a Fujitsu sticker on the front covering the original Olivetti badge, and another Fujitsu tag with a weird number which identifies it as an unused piece of equipment. Thing is, why Fujitsu? I don´t get it.

The "bad" part is how large this animal is. It´s huge and heavy, heavier than other similar sized wedges. Maybe its motor is powered by a neutron star or something.

But hey, I´m quite happy with this one!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti ET 109

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197X Olivetti ET 109
Serial #
3105861

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-08-2016 at 12:37PM
Last Edit: 11-08-2016 at 12:49PM

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Time for another monstrous wedge!

This one was rescued from I don´t exactly know where, but a friend of my father found this behemoth at a company clearing. It was going to be discarded, so he took it, passed it to my father and finally it arrived home. Thanks, Oscar!

The good thing is that it´s fully functional. The ribbon cartridge is alive and kicking, although a bit fossilized. I "think" I can find replacements easily enough, so this typewriter should expect a life of hard work at home. Like other large wedges, this one offers a wide array of functions which include (and are not limited to) variable pitch, bold writing, underlining, centered allignment... It´s quite easy to use and intuitive. Not bad!

Now the neutral part. This typewriter is an Italian Olivetti, but for some reason it has a Fujitsu sticker on the front covering the original Olivetti badge, and another Fujitsu tag with a weird number which identifies it as an unused piece of equipment. Thing is, why Fujitsu? I don´t get it.

The "bad" part is how large this animal is. It´s huge and heavy, heavier than other similar sized wedges. Maybe its motor is powered by a neutron star or something.

But hey, I´m quite happy with this one!


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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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