1912 Oliver 5 "Revilo" #270956
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-19-2017 at 02:40PM
Last Edit: 08-19-2017 at 02:47PM
"Oliver" was a registered trade mark in Argentina. Hence they turn upside down the name, ending with "Revilo". And then, every Oliver sold by Oliver representative in my country was labeled "Revilo" (Oliver used the name Revilo for their supplies, and I have a box of Revilo ribbons you can take a look at here: http://typewriterdatabase.com/192x-oliver-10.5221.typewriter).
This typewriter (as every Oliver sold in South America) was not painted in their usual "Oliver green", but nickel cover. Some guys must have considered nickeled metal is better protected in hot and wet climates than just a layer of paint. They were wrong: Painted Olivers, even in South America wet climate are now in good condition. and the nickeled ones were destroyed by rust.
I must consider me a lucky collector, because mi Revilo's nickel cover is in fair condition. Not shiny any more, but still present.
Some keys are in spanish:
"Derch" (derecha = right)
"Isqda" (izquierda = left)
"Num" (nÃ¹meros = numbers)
"May" (mayÃ¹sculas = shift)
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.
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