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1934 Olympia 8 Serial # 206577 1934 Olympia 8 typewriter, Serial # 206577 Vlastimil Novak's 1934 Olympia 8 typewriter. 2017-06-23 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 fan of black plastic keys on old typewriters. I was hoping, that one day I will find some older model 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 set of them, it is complete now.

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

EDIT: I have installed black/red ribbon and adjusted some things. It looks like someone was messing with it and he was not the best repairman... So I am on the way to flawless working order!

1934 Olympia 8 #206577

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-26-2017 at 03:22AM
Last Edit: 06-23-2017 at 11:49AM


Description:

A very early Olympia 8. This model is quite common here and it is nothing special, but I am not really fan of black plastic keys on old typewriters. I was hoping, that one day I will find some older model 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 set of them, it is complete now.

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

EDIT: I have installed black/red ribbon and adjusted some things. It looks like someone was messing with it and he was not the best repairman... So I am on the way to flawless working order!

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