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1934 Olympia 8 Serial # 206577 1934 Olympia 8 typewriter, Serial # 206577 Vlastimil Novak's 1934 Olympia 8 typewriter. 2023-06-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1934 Olympia 8 Serial # 206577 A very early Olympia 8. This model is quite common here and it is nothing special, but I am not really a fan of black plastic keys on old typewriters. I was hoping, that one day I will find some older example of Olympia or maybe there is model 8 with glass ones. Dream come true and I have bought the perfect Olympia 8. Back glass panel, calendar, perfect keyboard. Sadly it was missing side glass panels, but thanks to the generosity of Peter Wolf, who sent me a set of them, it is complete now.

It is a great machine. It really is. The tilting carriage provides a perfect hit angle for both small and capital letters, double spacing, a calendar, and good paper rollers. There are some imperfections though. I struggled with the adjustment of the tabulator system and the rewinding of the ribbon is a matter of high concentration, but otherwise, it is really clever and great machine. Typing is light, carriage movement is smooth and it is an ideal machine for busy offices in the 1930s. Spacebar was originally black, but the paint give up through the years and I will leave it as it is.

The machine is now working as it should be and I managed to get a better set of feet for it from the example in sorry condition in the local bazaar.

1934 Olympia 8 #206577

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)
Created: 03-26-2017 at 03:22AM
Last Edit: 06-08-2023 at 02:29PM


Description:

A very early Olympia 8. This model is quite common here and it is nothing special, but I am not really a fan of black plastic keys on old typewriters. I was hoping, that one day I will find some older example of Olympia or maybe there is model 8 with glass ones. Dream come true and I have bought the perfect Olympia 8. Back glass panel, calendar, perfect keyboard. Sadly it was missing side glass panels, but thanks to the generosity of Peter Wolf, who sent me a set of them, it is complete now.

It is a great machine. It really is. The tilting carriage provides a perfect hit angle for both small and capital letters, double spacing, a calendar, and good paper rollers. There are some imperfections though. I struggled with the adjustment of the tabulator system and the rewinding of the ribbon is a matter of high concentration, but otherwise, it is really clever and great machine. Typing is light, carriage movement is smooth and it is an ideal machine for busy offices in the 1930s. Spacebar was originally black, but the paint give up through the years and I will leave it as it is.

The machine is now working as it should be and I managed to get a better set of feet for it from the example in sorry condition in the local bazaar.

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Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)

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I am a passionate amateur mechanic from the Czech Republic, and I have always mesmerized by the complexity of typewriters since my childhood. The first one (Zeta 1501) was just a toy to me in the beginning, but by every year I got older I got also better at understanding how it is working and how to disassemble it and assemble it again. The second one was Ideal DZ33 which started my love for antique machines with all the chrome and glass keys.
My machines range from mint ones through a majority of well-used machines to piles of rust that I have repaired to be typewriters again which is a lot of fun for me.
I am quite obsessed with the beauty and technical genius of standard Continentals. I love how they were producing one model of a typewriter from 1904 to the '50s with constant changes in design and my goal is to collect every decal and every major variation of them.



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