1950 Olympia Plana #208239
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-13-2014 at 09:39AM
Last Edit: 09-13-2014 at 09:58AM
Beauty and the Beast: The Plana is a treat for the eyes, but a monster to type with. Its action is heavy and cumbersome, and although I believe that I can tweak it for better performance, it will never be anything like the SF models that replaced it.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about this ultra-portable is its weight. It feels like it was chiseled from a solid block of lead, or recycled from the frontal armour of a King Tiger, which could actually be a possibility.
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.
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