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The Typewriter Database 197X Olympia Report Serial # 460278958 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 197X Olympia Report Serial # 460278958 I appreciate Olympia typewriters, not the least because the one I've had one for over 50 years has served me well. So when the desire hit to own an electric I took the opportunity when this one showed up in an eBay auction. I'd also seen it mentioned positively in the links below. I've not been disappointed. The motor is nearly silent, like all electrics the impressions are even, and everything works. Well, almost; oddly, I must tape the on/off switch in the full on position, against its spring, else it stutters. But i figure a typewriter has no character without some minor quirk.

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197X Olympia Report

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197X Olympia Report
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460278958

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-24-2013 at 03:56PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2015 at 09:33PM

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I appreciate Olympia typewriters, not the least because the one I've had one for over 50 years has served me well. So when the desire hit to own an electric I took the opportunity when this one showed up in an eBay auction. I'd also seen it mentioned positively in the links below. I've not been disappointed. The motor is nearly silent, like all electrics the impressions are even, and everything works. Well, almost; oddly, I must tape the on/off switch in the full on position, against its spring, else it stutters. But i figure a typewriter has no character without some minor quirk.

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Anthony Mindling
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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.


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