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The Typewriter Database 198X Olympia Olympiette Serial # F192082 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olympia Olympiette Serial # F192082 This kind of typewriters don´t offer too much. First, a lot of plastic. Next, unappealing design. Finally, not a big story to tell. Then, nobody wants it.

But anyway, I rescued it, and after a good cleaning I have to admit it works pretty well. The keys were covered in some kind of sticky stuff, but fortunately apart from that and a missing left caps key everything is in order. The ribbon is almost dried up, but I´m trying as hard as I can to extend its life. Getting new ribbons in decent condition around here is a nightmare.

The big problem comes with the identification. This is clearly stated as made in Italy, and this makes me wonder who in fact manufactured it. So far, I have a complete mess with my Olympias, with a bunch of German machines, several unidentified (and could be Japanese) and now this one, which is Italian. Are they the Axis forces?!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
198X Olympia Olympiette

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198X Olympia Olympiette
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F192082

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-16-2015 at 03:09AM
Last Edit: 06-11-2015 at 09:11PM

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This kind of typewriters don´t offer too much. First, a lot of plastic. Next, unappealing design. Finally, not a big story to tell. Then, nobody wants it.

But anyway, I rescued it, and after a good cleaning I have to admit it works pretty well. The keys were covered in some kind of sticky stuff, but fortunately apart from that and a missing left caps key everything is in order. The ribbon is almost dried up, but I´m trying as hard as I can to extend its life. Getting new ribbons in decent condition around here is a nightmare.

The big problem comes with the identification. This is clearly stated as made in Italy, and this makes me wonder who in fact manufactured it. So far, I have a complete mess with my Olympias, with a bunch of German machines, several unidentified (and could be Japanese) and now this one, which is Italian. Are they the Axis forces?!


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
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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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