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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
199x Olympia Compact i

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199x Olympia Compact i
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-21-2017 at 05:05PM
Last Edit: 09-22-2017 at 09:07AM

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The 'i' in the model name denotes 'interface', or in other words, the ability of this typewriter to be connected to a PC and used as a printer.

I really like using these machines, and were it not for the proprietary carbon ribbon cartridge it requires, would use it a lot more often.

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Uwe Wachtendorf
Username: Uwe

Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.

199x Olympia Compact i Photo Gallery

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