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The Typewriter Database 197X Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 1556888 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 1556888 Another Linea 98, to go side by side with the typewriter that started it all.

I got this one for free, rescued from a bank office under major revamping. In fact, this typewriter has been forgotten for many years, avidly catching dust until I asked if I could have it. They told me I could do whatever I wanted with it, because it was going to go to the junkyard. Of course, now it´s at home doing what it´s supposed to do: being a top-level typewriter.

The difference between this one and my grandfather´s is that the new one has a decimal tabulator. I bet 2 pesetas the guys at the office didn´t even fathom what those weird keys were for

I´ve cleaned and adjusted it a bit, and it could do with a new ribbon, but I´m trying to extend this one´s life as much as I can.

As for performance... what can I say. Maybe I´m a little bit biased towards the Linea 98, but after passing the one hundred mark of tested typewriters I still think this is the best workhorse. Accuracy, reliability and speed, it has it all. Maybe it doesn´t have the crisp touch of the Olympias, but I feel the Linea 98 just suits me. Its closest competitor is the almighty Olympia SG3.

Anyway, I´m eager to get one of the highly praised SG1´s and see if I have to reconsider my preference for the Olivetti Linea 98

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti Linea 98

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197X Olivetti Linea 98
Serial #
1556888

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-06-2016 at 11:34AM
Last Edit: 06-06-2016 at 01:03PM

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Description:

Another Linea 98, to go side by side with the typewriter that started it all.

I got this one for free, rescued from a bank office under major revamping. In fact, this typewriter has been forgotten for many years, avidly catching dust until I asked if I could have it. They told me I could do whatever I wanted with it, because it was going to go to the junkyard. Of course, now it´s at home doing what it´s supposed to do: being a top-level typewriter.

The difference between this one and my grandfather´s is that the new one has a decimal tabulator. I bet 2 pesetas the guys at the office didn´t even fathom what those weird keys were for

I´ve cleaned and adjusted it a bit, and it could do with a new ribbon, but I´m trying to extend this one´s life as much as I can.

As for performance... what can I say. Maybe I´m a little bit biased towards the Linea 98, but after passing the one hundred mark of tested typewriters I still think this is the best workhorse. Accuracy, reliability and speed, it has it all. Maybe it doesn´t have the crisp touch of the Olympias, but I feel the Linea 98 just suits me. Its closest competitor is the almighty Olympia SG3.

Anyway, I´m eager to get one of the highly praised SG1´s and see if I have to reconsider my preference for the Olivetti Linea 98


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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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