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1957 Olivetti Graphika Serial # 1802391 1957 Olivetti Graphika typewriter, Serial # 1802391 Julian Walkner's 1957 Olivetti Graphika typewriter. 2022-06-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Walkner: 1957 Olivetti Graphika Serial # 1802391 Update June 2022
I have added many photos to this gallery. In May 2022, in his workshop, Alessio Vescovo gave the typewriter everything the machine had dreamed of for the last 40 years. New platen, new rubber feet, gasoline bath, typeslug alignment, lubrification. You name it, the machine got it. I added all the photos I made when the machine was „naked“. I mean, how often do you see a naked Graphika…
And to celebrate the serviced Graphika I bought a reprint of a poster designed A.M. Cassandre (the designer of the typeface) for the perfect background.
He was best known for his poster designs.
In this gallery you can also find a comparison between the Reiner and the Cassandre typeface.
And a comparison of the "Typeface Specimen Sample" with the old platen - new platen.


German keyboard
Ivrea factory
A.M. Cassandre typeface
Typeface Specimen Sample was typed with a silk ribbon.

1957 Olivetti Graphika #1802391

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)
Created: 02-07-2021 at 04:26AM
Last Edit: 06-25-2022 at 08:39AM


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Update June 2022
I have added many photos to this gallery. In May 2022, in his workshop, Alessio Vescovo gave the typewriter everything the machine had dreamed of for the last 40 years. New platen, new rubber feet, gasoline bath, typeslug alignment, lubrification. You name it, the machine got it. I added all the photos I made when the machine was „naked“. I mean, how often do you see a naked Graphika…
And to celebrate the serviced Graphika I bought a reprint of a poster designed A.M. Cassandre (the designer of the typeface) for the perfect background.
He was best known for his poster designs.
In this gallery you can also find a comparison between the Reiner and the Cassandre typeface.
And a comparison of the "Typeface Specimen Sample" with the old platen - new platen.


German keyboard
Ivrea factory
A.M. Cassandre typeface
Typeface Specimen Sample was typed with a silk ribbon.

Typeface Specimen:

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Here you can see the mechanism for the extended spacing option.
Photo: Dezember 2020
Here you can see the mechanism for the extended spacing option. Photo: Dezember 2020

Photo: Dezember 2020
Photo: Dezember 2020

These levers are for the propotional spacing.
For example: an "i" moves the carriage 2 (micro)units, a "G" moves the carriage 4 (micro)units
These levers are for the propotional spacing. For example: an "i" moves the carriage 2 (micro)units, a "G" moves the carriage 4 (micro)units


Photo: Dezember 2020
Photo: Dezember 2020

"inside" the platen knob
"inside" the platen knob



The "heart" of the Graphika. This unit is responsible for the proportional spacing.
The "heart" of the Graphika. This unit is responsible for the proportional spacing.
























The "heart" of the Graphika. This unit is responsible for the proportional spacing.
The "heart" of the Graphika. This unit is responsible for the proportional spacing.














Photo June 2022
Photo June 2022













The poster, designed by A.M. Cassandre
The poster, designed by A.M. Cassandre






old platen
old platen

new platen
new platen

Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)

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My first typewriter had a Script typeface. The second machine was a Graphika with the Cassandre typeface.
I quickly discovered my interest in different typefaces, so I focused my collection on them.
Currently I can choose from 36 different typefaces.



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