1950 Olympia Orbis #39401
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-14-2017 at 11:46AM
Last Edit: 08-15-2017 at 11:59AM
Early model with Orbis on the front. Called Orbis in the beginning, not SM1.
Hunter: Carl H (Olivetti48)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector from Germany. I collect all brands, but like Olivetti the most. I'm not that type of collector that buys the most expensive, old or rare pieces. I love and collect typewriters because it was an everyday product millions of people used. Much of them are well-made and were so expensive for there pre-owner – now, people want not to throw them away, but they don't want them anymore – and so, there are ridiculous cheap. When I see a typewriter, standing around and being so cheap, I cannot abandon it. (I hope my english is at least understandable, feel free to correct me).
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