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The Typewriter Database 19XX Olympia Traveller de Luxe S Serial # 5-6602377 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX Olympia Traveller de Luxe S Serial # 5-6602377 I spotted this typer with a Ukrainian keyset for sale on a local online listing site and added it to my favourites. It sat on the site for many months at $45. I felt sorry for it, so offered $25, which the seller accepted. It had belonged to her mother, who apparently used it quite frequently in the 1980s and '90s before she passed on. She was quite happy that I bought it, as she considers it useless in today's modern world. At first I thought that some of the keytops were nicotine-stained, but it makes no sense that some would be stained and others would not, so quite simply either it came with these keys in a brown colour or these are replacement keytops. It types well, though clearly needs a new ribbon. The store that sold this machine once sat about a kilometer from where I sit now.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
19XX Olympia Traveller de Luxe S

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19XX Olympia Traveller de Luxe S
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5-6602377

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-11-2017 at 02:44PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2017 at 02:47PM

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I spotted this typer with a Ukrainian keyset for sale on a local online listing site and added it to my favourites. It sat on the site for many months at $45. I felt sorry for it, so offered $25, which the seller accepted. It had belonged to her mother, who apparently used it quite frequently in the 1980s and '90s before she passed on. She was quite happy that I bought it, as she considers it useless in today's modern world. At first I thought that some of the keytops were nicotine-stained, but it makes no sense that some would be stained and others would not, so quite simply either it came with these keys in a brown colour or these are replacement keytops. It types well, though clearly needs a new ribbon. The store that sold this machine once sat about a kilometer from where I sit now.


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James Gifford
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I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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