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1918 Oliver 9 Serial # 730585 1918 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 730585 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1918 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2021-09-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1918 Oliver 9 Serial # 730585 A very lovely Oliver I came across in Norway. I was blown away. I didn't actually think these existed in my country. It has been modified to have Norwegian letters Æ, Ø and Å. It was modified by a professional to have Æ and Ø with , but Å was introduced as a letter in Norway around the time this machine was made, so it has been retrofitted so the key Q is actually Å, and the slug for Q was cut into pieces and the letters put in FIG locations. This makes the machine very confusing to use, but it does work very well. A couple of letters need some correction to type absolutely in line, but not much. One of the wooden spools have cracked in two, and I need to fix it before i can wind a ribbon on it and make a typeface specimen, but I will and update this gallery when I have it.

1918 Oliver 9 #730585

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 09-07-2021 at 01:46AM
Last Edit: 09-07-2021 at 01:47AM


Description:

A very lovely Oliver I came across in Norway. I was blown away. I didn't actually think these existed in my country. It has been modified to have Norwegian letters Æ, Ø and Å. It was modified by a professional to have Æ and Ø with , but Å was introduced as a letter in Norway around the time this machine was made, so it has been retrofitted so the key Q is actually Å, and the slug for Q was cut into pieces and the letters put in FIG locations. This makes the machine very confusing to use, but it does work very well. A couple of letters need some correction to type absolutely in line, but not much. One of the wooden spools have cracked in two, and I need to fix it before i can wind a ribbon on it and make a typeface specimen, but I will and update this gallery when I have it.

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Keyboard with Norwegian letters Ø and Æ, later retrofitted to replace Q with the letter Å. FIG characters @ and £ have been replaced by Q and q.
Keyboard with Norwegian letters Ø and Æ, later retrofitted to replace Q with the letter Å. FIG characters @ and £ have been replaced by Q and q.








Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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