1945 Olympia Plana #175760
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-18-2015 at 04:18AM
Last Edit: 12-18-2015 at 05:03AM
My first personal typewriter, a gift from a friend. This machine worked for decades in the Institute of Marxism-Leninism. It was eventually withdrawn and later given to one of the employees.
Body is made from bakelite, as well as the segment. Originally Latin, with German layout, it was (quite inaccurately) retyped to Russian layout about 1950. Some keytops were broken and reinforced with rings. See also the âÑ /â key - it is reversed to match the typeslug.
The typewriter is now in storage due to the lots of issues.
Hunter: Alex Sandler (sandler)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Slowly tracking back a complicated history of Soviet typewriters.
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