1921 The Empire 1 #40692
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2017 at 02:03AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2017 at 02:06AM
I think export models were only called Empire instead of "The Empire". Machine was used in Switzerland but has an QWERTY keyboard and ä, ö, ü.
Condition is awful, it is not woking, one ribbon spool is missing, but I got it for nearly nothing.
Hunter: Carl H (Olivetti48)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector from Germany. I collect all brands, but like Olivetti the most. I'm not that type of collector that buys the most expensive, old or rare pieces. I love and collect typewriters because it was an everyday product millions of people used. Much of them are well-made and were so expensive for there pre-owner – now, people want not to throw them away, but they don't want them anymore – and so, there are ridiculous cheap. When I see a typewriter, standing around and being so cheap, I cannot abandon it. (I hope my english is at least understandable, feel free to correct me).
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