1935 Olympia Filia #23393
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-05-2018 at 01:02PM
Last Edit: 12-09-2018 at 02:10PM
Nice little typewriter, simple made and in a very spartan design. It lacks everything, which is not absolutely necessary for typing. It has only 40 keys, just one shift key on the left side, no shift lock, no backspacer, only one margin stop and this is a simple screw, no carriage return lever, no ribbon color selector, no line space selector and so forth. It was most likely a very cheap model, constructed during the Depression. It was built by Olympia in Erfurt and also sold badged as "Kappel Fips" (unfortunately I couldn't find one of those on the TWDB).
The machine is in a very good working condition, however it is not really suitable to be used with the touch system because of the missing right shift key.
Hunter: Hubertus Schott (CrunchyFrog)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Actually working with computers in my professional life I take the old mechanics as a compensation. I prefer machines manufactured before WWII, but I don't despise beautiful and good working typewriters from the fifties and sixties like e.g. the Olympia Splendid.
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