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1948 Olympia 8 Serial # 816808 1948 Olympia 8 typewriter, Serial # 816808 Stephen Clancy's 1948 Olympia 8 typewriter. 2021-02-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Clancy: 1948 Olympia 8 Serial # 816808 Found this Olympia in North Charleston, SC. This typewriter has the QWERTZ German keyboard. It is functional but needs a thorough cleaning.

1948 Olympia 8 #816808

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)
Created: 02-13-2021 at 02:24PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2021 at 02:28PM


Description:

Found this Olympia in North Charleston, SC. This typewriter has the QWERTZ German keyboard. It is functional but needs a thorough cleaning.

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Left front and side
Left front and side

Left rear and side
Left rear and side

Right rear and side
Right rear and side

Front straight on
Front straight on

Rear
Rear

QWERTZ German Keyboard
QWERTZ German Keyboard

Serial number 816808
Serial number 816808

Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)

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Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.



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