1950 Olympia Plana #207625
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-12-2019 at 01:30PM
Last Edit: 11-12-2019 at 01:31PM
This one is pretty neat! My dad purchased some land that had a few old wooden buildings on it. Among some pretty unique antiques that were left behind when he took possession, was this 1950 Plana. I suspect that before we found it, it hadn't been seen in at least 30 years. Unfortunately, there is some moisture damage, and it does need a rebuild, but it's a cool part of my collection nevertheless. I hope to do a full rebuild on this eventually.
Hunter: Dallas Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick14)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a Typewriter Enthusiast from Saskatchewan, Canada!
I fell in love with typewriters around 2015, when I purchased my first (and favourite) typewriter; a mint condition, all original 1933 Imperial Good Companion. I bought it for $60 from a lady whose father used it in Vienna and North Africa during WWII. The stories connected to each machine always fascinate me, and finding old documentation or personal touches added over the years always intrigue me.
Some of my favorite machines to type are my '57 Smith-Corona Silent Super, and my '62 Olivetti Lettera.
Today, I love every aspect of typewriter hunting. I enjoy searching for good deals on specific models that interest me, doing a bunch of research about each typewriter that I get, and cleaning and using every machine that I can! I mostly prefer portables from the 20's to the late 60's.
Typewriters not currently in my collection that I would really like to have include a Hermes 2000/3000, and Olympia SM3.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Olympia Plana on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Olympia Serial Number page and the Olympia Plana By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.