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197X Olympia Traveller

Serial #15-4761512

Another finding at Bristol, UK, and another one badly battered. Looks like it has been run over by a truck, but fortunately everything inside it works pretty well. The price was so good I could not resist buying it, hoping to restore it somehow.

In fact, the only restoration until now has been changing the ribbon, and even that has an interesting story to tell: I found it at the only shop still selling ribbons at Trowbridge, a really nice place to visit if you are interested in industrial archaeology.

I have edited this typewriter entry, since I had it wrongly identified as an Olympia Olympiette, my bad.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
Sightings: 19

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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