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1918 Oliver 9 Serial # 732489 1918 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 732489 Robert Walker's 1918 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2022-08-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1918 Oliver 9 Serial # 732489 When I acquired this machine from a seller on Facebook Marketplace, I thought it would only be a "show" piece. None of the parts moved, the draw-cord was broken, and it was covered in rust and grime. But with a lot of cleaning, lubrication, and a few improvised parts (twine and a bicycle pannier hook for the draw-cord), it sprung back to life.

1918 Oliver 9 #732489

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 08-25-2022 at 10:15AM
Last Edit: 08-25-2022 at 10:16AM


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When I acquired this machine from a seller on Facebook Marketplace, I thought it would only be a "show" piece. None of the parts moved, the draw-cord was broken, and it was covered in rust and grime. But with a lot of cleaning, lubrication, and a few improvised parts (twine and a bicycle pannier hook for the draw-cord), it sprung back to life.

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Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of communications. My typewriters went away, My career evolved into public relations and marketing communications, but a nostalgic longing for typewriters remained. It got quenched a bit a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But I wanted to reconnect with my personal typewriter past, so I eventually obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That led me into some estate sales and the world of eBay, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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