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1953 Optima Elite Serial # 753331 1953 Optima Elite typewriter, Serial # 753331 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1953 Optima Elite typewriter. 2017-08-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1953 Optima Elite Serial # 753331 This typewriter arrived a couple of days later than the Olympia SM1, and the similarities are striking. How much Olympia and how much Optima is in this machine? Hard to tell.

The bad part is the condition. ItĀ“s frozen, rusty and pretty badly beaten up. I canĀ“t make much out of it, so until it gets repaired I canĀ“t say anything good or bad...

The s/n is really late, one of the last units of this model.

1953 Optima Elite #753331

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 08-11-2017 at 08:47AM
Last Edit: 08-11-2017 at 08:53AM


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This typewriter arrived a couple of days later than the Olympia SM1, and the similarities are striking. How much Olympia and how much Optima is in this machine? Hard to tell.

The bad part is the condition. ItĀ“s frozen, rusty and pretty badly beaten up. I canĀ“t make much out of it, so until it gets repaired I canĀ“t say anything good or bad...

The s/n is really late, one of the last units of this model.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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