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1944 Olympia Robust Serial # 502772 1944 Olympia Robust typewriter, Serial # 502772 Kristians Luhaers's 1944 Olympia Robust typewriter. 2020-03-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kristians Luhaers: 1944 Olympia Robust Serial # 502772 This one, salvaged from a junkyard in the countryside, has an interesting history - brought in Latvia by German troops during WWII, later abandoned in Courland Pocket near Kuldiga. During Soviet occupation revamped with Russian keyboard and type slugs to be used in a collective farm (kolkhoz). Used until the late 80s. Photographed as found.

1944 Olympia Robust #502772

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kristians Luhaers (clc)
Created: 03-04-2020 at 01:18PM
Last Edit: 03-04-2020 at 01:25PM


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This one, salvaged from a junkyard in the countryside, has an interesting history - brought in Latvia by German troops during WWII, later abandoned in Courland Pocket near Kuldiga. During Soviet occupation revamped with Russian keyboard and type slugs to be used in a collective farm (kolkhoz). Used until the late 80s. Photographed as found.

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Hunter: Kristians Luhaers (clc)

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