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1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 359209 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 359209 Heiko Stolten's 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2020-04-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heiko Stolten: 1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 359209 My third Oliver, but my first Oliver from USA. My other Oliver's are Oliver Stolzenberg modells ( 3 and 4). I got it in a not so good condition, very dirty, rusty and greasy, but she works very fine from the first moment I found her. But the keys are in a very good condition. White and shiny.
With nice small letters. Space saving font, maybe Perl.

1913 Oliver 5 #359209

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-28-2019 at 11:13PM
Last Edit: 04-02-2020 at 01:52AM


Description:

My third Oliver, but my first Oliver from USA. My other Oliver's are Oliver Stolzenberg modells ( 3 and 4). I got it in a not so good condition, very dirty, rusty and greasy, but she works very fine from the first moment I found her. But the keys are in a very good condition. White and shiny.
With nice small letters. Space saving font, maybe Perl.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

cleaned condition
cleaned condition


The day I got the fiver. First photo in uncleaned condition
The day I got the fiver. First photo in uncleaned condition

Dust and dirt, but the Oliver is still working fine.
Dust and dirt, but the Oliver is still working fine.

Her fat butt in unceaned condition
Her fat butt in unceaned condition

The same fat butt in cleaned condition
The same fat butt in cleaned condition

I could not believe it, but she is working unhesitatingly in this condition.
I could not believe it, but she is working unhesitatingly in this condition.

Under the carriage. Maybe after 40 or 50 years of unemployment.
Under the carriage. Maybe after 40 or 50 years of unemployment.

The same place, but after cleaning under the 
carriage
The same place, but after cleaning under the carriage

After eight lines of text, the cord tore and the tension spring broke with a nasty sound. 
With a little luck I could fix it fast.
After eight lines of text, the cord tore and the tension spring broke with a nasty sound. With a little luck I could fix it fast.

the condition during cleaning
the condition during cleaning

Cleaned, repaired and with new tension spring we type a few lines.
Cleaned, repaired and with new tension spring we type a few lines.


nice photos between the letters
nice photos between the letters

opity, she is missing a ribbon cover and the pen holder.  This is not important to me, the main thing she writes
opity, she is missing a ribbon cover and the pen holder. This is not important to me, the main thing she writes

Hot summer . Fotoshooting in the garden
Hot summer . Fotoshooting in the garden

In best condition. The keys are very nice. Pity, only a QWERTY keyboard, but with an @.
In best condition. The keys are very nice. Pity, only a QWERTY keyboard, but with an @.

Hunter: Heiko Stolten (Heiko)

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I'm from northern Germany and I like the old typewriters. I fell in love with typewriters when I was 58 (2017). My first keyboard was an PC in the mid 1980 years. Typewriters looks like very oldschool for me at this time. My first typewriter I got in 2017, a Torpedo Model. 6. This Torpedo was faulty and not usable. I gave it away as a gift to a lover of old things.
But from this day I love typewriters, and I learn by my self to repair an clean old typewriters. Some days later I got a 1938 Olympia Simlex as a gift. This was the first typewriter that disconnect me from the fear and my own believing that I have two left hands. This was my first typewriter I repair. My number one. The Olypia Simplex have a special memory for me and I don't stop writing on it.

After the Simplex I got my first Adler Modell 7. And from this moment I cant stop loving typewriters. The best I can do is ... to buy a cheap dirty typewriter, to clean, polish and repair it. and than I do the best I can do with a typewriter. I write on it.

Some peope can't belive that I use my typewriters for writing. I don't like it when typewriters must sit and wait into a private museum without any movement. My machines are still alive.

Ich wohne in Norddeutschland, bin ein waschechter Hamburger und ich mag meine alten Schreibmaschinen. Manche finden mich verschroben, weil ich tatsaechlich mit meinen alten Damen schreibe. Ich mag es nicht, wenn Schreibmaschinen unbenutzt in Vitrinen stehen. Meine Schreibmaschinen leben und sie duerfen arbeiten. Meine Favoriten sind die Vorkriegsmaschinen von Adler, weil sie so ein schoenes Jugendstil Design haben: Modell 7, Modell 15, Modell 16 und die Klein Adler 1. Aber ich mag ebenso einige Maschinen der 1940er bis 1960er Jahre.
Als einer der glaubte zwei linke Handwerkerhaende zu haben, mache ich mich mittlerweile als Schreibmaschinen-Mechaniker und Reiniger ganz gut, wie ich finde. Ich Mag besonders Schreibmaschinen mit besonderen Schriften. Und so liebe ich auch meine Plastik-Privileg 207S mit Schreibschrift genau so wie meine Adler 7 mit Frakturschrift.

My favorite typewriters are: Adler 7 / Klein Adler 1 / Adler Modell 15 / Continental Standard/ the Hermes Baby, /Oliver, and some Olympia's (SM 1, 2, 3 + 4)
A special typeface make every typewriter magic for me. I love typefaces like: Italic, Perl, Fraktur, big typeface and Script. So I like my very young plastik-typewriter, a Privileg, with a very nice schript typeface.



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