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1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 465776 1943 Olympia Robust typewriter, Serial # 465776 Mark Petersen's 1943 Olympia Robust typewriter. 2018-03-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 465776 I watched this machine change hands among friends before I could finally claim it as my own. I am stoked to own one of these after wanting one for so long. It goes very nicely with my US WW2 machines!

The case includes some strange things which are very likely feet, and has a number on it, and a rubber liner to absorb shock on the battlefield.

There is not a lot of clues as to the specific history, but I did read a letter on the ribbon which was inside the machine! It was written some time after 1957 which I know because the street names were changed that year. The letter was just a note concerning a payment from an Allianz insurance man named Hubert Windsperger. The address was for a place in the Waldram neighborhood of Wolfratshausen. It is interesting to note that neighborhood was built in 1939 as housing for munitions factory workers and later converted to an overflow prisoner camp associated with Dachau, under the name Föhrenwald. After the war and until 1957 it was one of the Allies' largest Displaced Persons Camps.
I wrote a letter to some people with similar names in that same town, and working for the same company, but have not gotten any responses so it may be a dead end for uncovering this machine's history. Given what I do have it is interesting to consider the possibilities!

1943 Olympia Robust #465776

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Petersen (totallyyourtype)
Created: 03-09-2018 at 10:18PM
Last Edit: 03-09-2018 at 10:21PM


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I watched this machine change hands among friends before I could finally claim it as my own. I am stoked to own one of these after wanting one for so long. It goes very nicely with my US WW2 machines!

The case includes some strange things which are very likely feet, and has a number on it, and a rubber liner to absorb shock on the battlefield.

There is not a lot of clues as to the specific history, but I did read a letter on the ribbon which was inside the machine! It was written some time after 1957 which I know because the street names were changed that year. The letter was just a note concerning a payment from an Allianz insurance man named Hubert Windsperger. The address was for a place in the Waldram neighborhood of Wolfratshausen. It is interesting to note that neighborhood was built in 1939 as housing for munitions factory workers and later converted to an overflow prisoner camp associated with Dachau, under the name Föhrenwald. After the war and until 1957 it was one of the Allies' largest Displaced Persons Camps.
I wrote a letter to some people with similar names in that same town, and working for the same company, but have not gotten any responses so it may be a dead end for uncovering this machine's history. Given what I do have it is interesting to consider the possibilities!

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These are the weird little feet.  I have 4 of them.
These are the weird little feet. I have 4 of them.

The rubber layer in the case construction.
The rubber layer in the case construction.

Number in the case.
Number in the case.



Hunter: Mark Petersen (totallyyourtype)

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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at totallyyourtype@gmail.com
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683



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