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1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 348327 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 348327 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2017-12-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 348327 If the M20 was a brithday present, this is my Christmas present: an Oliver 5 which doesn´t work!

But it can be saved, and that´s the good part. I don´t think I can do it on my own, but the machine "works". All the basic stuff moves back and forth so it´s just a matter of getting rif of the rust and the grease. I seriously suspect someone WD-40´d it... The key´s aren´t faded, it´s just that my cell phone camera freaks out with the contrast.

But it´s an Oliver. Not terribly rare (quite the opposite, in fact), but catches your eye. I´m eager to see it in action!

1913 Oliver 5 #348327

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-23-2017 at 08:30AM
Last Edit: 12-23-2017 at 08:33AM


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If the M20 was a brithday present, this is my Christmas present: an Oliver 5 which doesn´t work!

But it can be saved, and that´s the good part. I don´t think I can do it on my own, but the machine "works". All the basic stuff moves back and forth so it´s just a matter of getting rif of the rust and the grease. I seriously suspect someone WD-40´d it... The key´s aren´t faded, it´s just that my cell phone camera freaks out with the contrast.

But it´s an Oliver. Not terribly rare (quite the opposite, in fact), but catches your eye. I´m eager to see it in action!

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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 only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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