1935 Olympia Filia #40055
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-16-2020 at 08:16AM
Last Edit: 10-16-2020 at 08:26AM
Early Filia A (first year of production).
Unusual features include the glass keys and the non standard keyboard layout. Particularly strange is the absence of the apostrophe and the presence of the acute accent on active typebar (when you type, the carriage move one space, so you have to bring the carriage back to type the letter under the accent, which in absence of backsapace is a little tricky). Detailes on unusual keyboard layout at the end of the gallery in comparison with a late Filia B keybord and also showing the different configuration of the 40 keys.
The main problem with this typewriter were the keylevers stuck to the keylevers drive plate because of the deteriored rubber gasket.
Main difference of Filia Modell A compared with Filia Modell B: carriage sliding mechanism, carriage width 22 cm instead of 24 cm, lack of right shift key, second keys row with 10 keys instead of 11, typewritter fixed to the case bottom. The Filia Modell A was 10 RM cheaper (109,5 RM vs. 119,5 RM of the Modell B, case excluded).
As for other Volksprodukt, the Filia flyer included a postcard to be returned to Olympia with the following message: I am interested in OLYMPIA FILIA and the Olympia partial payment system. I would like more non-binding information, I could pay approximately â¦.. monthly. Let me know without obligation your nearest representative so that I can see the OLYMPIA FlLIA typewriter.
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
Of the typewriters I value more character than perfection, the signs that time has left and the stories - or fragments of stories - of those who used them ...
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