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1940 Olympia 8 Serial # 341226 1940 Olympia 8 typewriter, Serial # 341226 Erik Bruchez's 1940 Olympia 8 typewriter. 2021-07-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1940 Olympia 8 Serial # 341226 This beautiful Olympia 8 is HUGE. It weighs over 39 lbs (almost 18 kg).

Like the Royal 10 before it, it features glass windows on the sides.

UPDATE 2021-07-17:

1. Good news: it is easy to remove the carriage on these. There is a lever on the left side underneath the carriage. You just pull it and then release the carriage and let it go to the left. The carriage will come out and the drawband nicely dock at an appropriate spot.

2. Bad news: I noticed that the machine had issues with some typebars not moving properly on the left side. investigating more, it turned out that the machine has a broken frame in the back! This likely happened during the local shipping, where the seller didn't pack the machnine properly. The big knob in the back of the machine was crumbling, and it's pretty clear that the machine took a hit in the back. That caused part of the frame to break in 3 places, as well as the large touch control bar in the back, inside the machine, also broken in 3 parts. This may or may not be catastrophic but it doesn't look too good at first evaluation.

1940 Olympia 8 #341226

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 07-16-2021 at 01:32PM
Last Edit: 07-17-2021 at 01:28PM


Description:

This beautiful Olympia 8 is HUGE. It weighs over 39 lbs (almost 18 kg).

Like the Royal 10 before it, it features glass windows on the sides.

UPDATE 2021-07-17:

1. Good news: it is easy to remove the carriage on these. There is a lever on the left side underneath the carriage. You just pull it and then release the carriage and let it go to the left. The carriage will come out and the drawband nicely dock at an appropriate spot.

2. Bad news: I noticed that the machine had issues with some typebars not moving properly on the left side. investigating more, it turned out that the machine has a broken frame in the back! This likely happened during the local shipping, where the seller didn't pack the machnine properly. The big knob in the back of the machine was crumbling, and it's pretty clear that the machine took a hit in the back. That caused part of the frame to break in 3 places, as well as the large touch control bar in the back, inside the machine, also broken in 3 parts. This may or may not be catastrophic but it doesn't look too good at first evaluation.

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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