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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olympia Regina de Luxe

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197X Olympia Regina de Luxe
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Status: My Collection
Created: 01-13-2015 at 05:33AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2015 at 05:37AM

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This typewriter is larger than it looks. The carriage is SO wide, and the case, well... I need a hangar to store it.

Works fairly well, a fast machine. Nothing to argue, except for the fingerprints. Looks like some amateur detective has been searching for fingerprints all over the bodywork, or maybe the previous owner fought a long battle with the ribbon trying to put it in place and got black fingers. I´m still cleaning it. In addition, it´s great to see the Pts key, for our Spanish pesetas. Not many machines have it, even the autoctonous models tend to skip it and put a $.

Then here comes the tricky part. At first I tought this could be a Japanese Olympia, but I have also seen Italian Olympias. How can you tell them apart if there is no clear indication?

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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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