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1950 Oliver Portable Serial # 5010598 1950 Oliver Portable typewriter, Serial # 5010598 Tas Kyprianou's 1950 Oliver Portable typewriter. 2023-07-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1950 Oliver Portable Serial # 5010598 A friend and fellow "Hunter" here needed a type guide return spring for their newly acquired Oliver and sent me this to dismantle.

I had a little type on it. Eeew. No. Not sure if it's representative of Oliver Portables but there was nothing pleasurable about its action, sound or feel. Shame. I really like its looks and the cut-out OLIVER bit is pretty.

I'll have no guilt in taking this apart for parts later this week and sending on what's helpful to my friend.

1950 Oliver Portable #5010598

Status: Parting Out
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 07-23-2023 at 07:57AM
Last Edit: 07-23-2023 at 08:10AM


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A friend and fellow "Hunter" here needed a type guide return spring for their newly acquired Oliver and sent me this to dismantle.

I had a little type on it. Eeew. No. Not sure if it's representative of Oliver Portables but there was nothing pleasurable about its action, sound or feel. Shame. I really like its looks and the cut-out OLIVER bit is pretty.

I'll have no guilt in taking this apart for parts later this week and sending on what's helpful to my friend.

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Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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