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The Typewriter Database 199X Olympia Traveller C Serial # 0287591 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kate Crow: 199X Olympia Traveller C Serial # 0287591 An unexpected favorite. It’s the workhorse (workpony?) I would take on a trip.

Per Robert Messenger these were first made in 1995 (http://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-manual-portable-typewriter.html).

I can't find a serial number database for this model. If you know of one please share!

Pros:
—case and machine both have fun curvy styling
—light enough to carry for distances
—sturdy enough to type without skittering around
—it’s an Olympia!

Cons:
—the paper guide is a bit weak. This yields sloppy lines of type at very top of page if using stiffer paper like index cards. A thin margin of stiff paper won’t stay put under the guide.

—no mechanism (that I can find) to release the platen from pre-set line spacing. Can’t roll the platen to position paper for sub- or supra-text characters.

—platen release mechanism seems to push left side of paper up on platen when re-engaging. Takes several tries to get paper in machine squarely.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kate Crow:
199X Olympia Traveller C

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199X Olympia Traveller C
Serial #
0287591

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-13-2015 at 02:12PM
Last Edit: 09-13-2015 at 02:34PM

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Description:

An unexpected favorite. It’s the workhorse (workpony?) I would take on a trip.

Per Robert Messenger these were first made in 1995 (http://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-manual-portable-typewriter.html).

I can't find a serial number database for this model. If you know of one please share!

Pros:
—case and machine both have fun curvy styling
—light enough to carry for distances
—sturdy enough to type without skittering around
—it’s an Olympia!

Cons:
—the paper guide is a bit weak. This yields sloppy lines of type at very top of page if using stiffer paper like index cards. A thin margin of stiff paper won’t stay put under the guide.

—no mechanism (that I can find) to release the platen from pre-set line spacing. Can’t roll the platen to position paper for sub- or supra-text characters.

—platen release mechanism seems to push left side of paper up on platen when re-engaging. Takes several tries to get paper in machine squarely.

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Kate Crow
Username: KateCrow

Small time collector, big time spotter. Best machines in small collection are the ones that come with back story in the form of receipts, retailer badges / stickers, owner names scratched onto the case, etc. What stories are you collecting?


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