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1940 Olympia Robust Serial # 310879 1940 Olympia Robust typewriter, Serial # 310879 Jack B's 1940 Olympia Robust typewriter. 2015-04-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jack B: 1940 Olympia Robust Serial # 310879 I'll bet a few people who keep up with eBay typewriter listings will recognize this one. It went unsold several times, I just waited for the price to go low enough for me to want to buy it.

This typewriter was used by the German military in WW2. No SS symbol, thankfully. That would have made this otherwise nice little typewriter a little ominous. More ominous than it already is, anyways.

I fixed its issues and it is working for the most part. A nice typer, not as good as my mechanically identical Progress but that can be attributed to wear.

Note the crooked Y and Z characters. Whoever had them switched did a very poor job.

1940 Olympia Robust #310879

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-14-2015 at 07:48PM
Last Edit: 04-14-2015 at 07:51PM


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I'll bet a few people who keep up with eBay typewriter listings will recognize this one. It went unsold several times, I just waited for the price to go low enough for me to want to buy it.

This typewriter was used by the German military in WW2. No SS symbol, thankfully. That would have made this otherwise nice little typewriter a little ominous. More ominous than it already is, anyways.

I fixed its issues and it is working for the most part. A nice typer, not as good as my mechanically identical Progress but that can be attributed to wear.

Note the crooked Y and Z characters. Whoever had them switched did a very poor job.

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