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1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 460115 1943 Olympia Robust typewriter, Serial # 460115 Milan Berta's 1943 Olympia Robust typewriter. 2021-06-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Milan Berta: 1943 Olympia Robust Serial # 460115 This typewriter traveled to me for an incredible 7 months. Olympia Robust rebuilt into a luxury version. Thomas Fürtig (thanks him very much) wrote me about the paint 7 months ago: "It seems to be something like "Schrumpflack", a special paintig technic that was only used on luxury examples of typewriters. On a machine that was designed for military use, this kind of paint doesn't make any sense. Maybe the machine was rebuilt after the war to make it more worthy for private use, including new luxury paint and cut-out cover. " But when I sent him new pictures, he answered: "This kind of paint is something absolutely extraordinary. It is not Schrumpflack as I thought before, but something very special. I can’t remember that I had seen such kind of paint on a typewriter ever before!"
Richard Polt (thanks him too) thinks that someone has experimented with Fiberglass and its use in painting in the past.

Under this painting is the original military gray paint typical of Olympia Robust. The typewriter has not an original Olympia case, but looks very luxurious and unique. Fully functional. Czech keyboard.

1943 Olympia Robust #460115

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Milan Berta (OSMSK)
Created: 06-24-2021 at 03:36AM
Last Edit: 06-24-2021 at 07:23AM


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This typewriter traveled to me for an incredible 7 months. Olympia Robust rebuilt into a luxury version. Thomas Fürtig (thanks him very much) wrote me about the paint 7 months ago: "It seems to be something like "Schrumpflack", a special paintig technic that was only used on luxury examples of typewriters. On a machine that was designed for military use, this kind of paint doesn't make any sense. Maybe the machine was rebuilt after the war to make it more worthy for private use, including new luxury paint and cut-out cover. " But when I sent him new pictures, he answered: "This kind of paint is something absolutely extraordinary. It is not Schrumpflack as I thought before, but something very special. I can’t remember that I had seen such kind of paint on a typewriter ever before!"
Richard Polt (thanks him too) thinks that someone has experimented with Fiberglass and its use in painting in the past.

Under this painting is the original military gray paint typical of Olympia Robust. The typewriter has not an original Olympia case, but looks very luxurious and unique. Fully functional. Czech keyboard.

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Hunter: Milan Berta (OSMSK)

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Historical typewriters, cameras, sewing machines, ... - all beautiful things, that work only on the basis of human skill and ability. Therefore, they deserve our attention and respect. I do not want to let those inventions that pushed us forward much faster than we were prepared, them disappear in this way.

Lives in Michalovce, Slovakia. Proud father of two children. Started collecting in March 2020. More a hunter than a collector or restorer. But determined to change it and bring the machines to a new life. Thank you in advance for any of your advice and help. (English is not my strong side, so I use Uncle Google's help. Correct me anytime).



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