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The Typewriter Database 198X Olympia Reporter Serial # 42014695 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olympia Reporter Serial # 42014695 This typewriter lies abandoned somewhere in Belgium. I´d have rescued it, but it was impossible to carry it with me in the plane back to Spain.

Looks in fairly decent condition, but it was impossible to test it without electricity. Looks pretty much like a Robotron, with AZERTY keyboard and maybe from the 80´s.

There´s something about typebar electrics I enjoy a lot, and I still don´t know what it is. In fact, I only have 2 of this kind, and none of them works properly. And I couldn´t take this one with me, so I expect the next one is the good one.

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

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198X Olympia Reporter
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42014695

Status: Sightings
Created: 05-02-2015 at 05:01AM
Last Edit: 05-02-2015 at 05:03AM

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This typewriter lies abandoned somewhere in Belgium. I´d have rescued it, but it was impossible to carry it with me in the plane back to Spain.

Looks in fairly decent condition, but it was impossible to test it without electricity. Looks pretty much like a Robotron, with AZERTY keyboard and maybe from the 80´s.

There´s something about typebar electrics I enjoy a lot, and I still don´t know what it is. In fact, I only have 2 of this kind, and none of them works properly. And I couldn´t take this one with me, so I expect the next one is the good 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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