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1957 Olivetti Graphika Serial # 085403 1957 Olivetti Graphika typewriter, Serial # 085403 Julian Walkner's 1957 Olivetti Graphika typewriter. 2022-03-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Walkner: 1957 Olivetti Graphika Serial # 085403 This „Graphika“ just came back from father and son Schilhan. Schilhan is probably the last typewriter repair shop in Austria. Ever since typewriters came back into fashion, they've had a long waiting list. This machine had to wait 6 months before it could bathe in gasoline. To my honest surprise, this full service turned what was a difficult machine into a reliable and easy-to-use typewriter. Keystroke is now incredibly light. No heavier than on a Hermes 3000. It now feels like hitting a ball on a ball track. Suddenly everything works from start to finish. But the weight of the typewriter is still the same. Removing the dirt didn't change much. Still not a "portable".

I have both Graphikas (Reiner and Cassandre) so I can compare the two machines

The "Cassandre" is now a little jealous and demands the same treatment. My bank account won't be happy, but I agree, "Cassandre" deserves it too.

The „Reiner“ has an English keyboard with a lot of fractions, but without umlauts and accent keys - a bit annoying. I have a workaround for the umlauts as - a e u " - all advance 3 micro units.

You would assume that both machines look the same: NO. There are the small differences: The machine from Glasgow has rubber-coated paper bail rollers and the sheet metal with the guide slots is painted sand-colored. But the biggest difference is visible at first glance: the varnish. It's the same green, but the machine from Ivrea is glossy while the machine from Glasgow is matte. Did they forget to apply the shiny layer? I have to admit that the matte finish gives the machine a classy, ​​understated look.
Unfortunately someone must have dropped the machine at some point and it has a crack on the back. But it's only visible when you turn the machine around Schilhan repaired this crack very well.

To show the effect of the two typefaces on a whole page, I typed the same text 4 times. On both Graphikas. One of the often neglected gems of these two typefaces are the capital letters. All capital letters are designed so nicely and the proportional spacing gives them even more leeway on these machines. After a while it's like an addiction and I just want to continue with capital letters.

1957 Olivetti Graphika #085403

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)
Created: 03-27-2022 at 08:17AM
Last Edit: 03-27-2022 at 08:33AM


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This „Graphika“ just came back from father and son Schilhan. Schilhan is probably the last typewriter repair shop in Austria. Ever since typewriters came back into fashion, they've had a long waiting list. This machine had to wait 6 months before it could bathe in gasoline. To my honest surprise, this full service turned what was a difficult machine into a reliable and easy-to-use typewriter. Keystroke is now incredibly light. No heavier than on a Hermes 3000. It now feels like hitting a ball on a ball track. Suddenly everything works from start to finish. But the weight of the typewriter is still the same. Removing the dirt didn't change much. Still not a "portable".

I have both Graphikas (Reiner and Cassandre) so I can compare the two machines

The "Cassandre" is now a little jealous and demands the same treatment. My bank account won't be happy, but I agree, "Cassandre" deserves it too.

The „Reiner“ has an English keyboard with a lot of fractions, but without umlauts and accent keys - a bit annoying. I have a workaround for the umlauts as - a e u " - all advance 3 micro units.

You would assume that both machines look the same: NO. There are the small differences: The machine from Glasgow has rubber-coated paper bail rollers and the sheet metal with the guide slots is painted sand-colored. But the biggest difference is visible at first glance: the varnish. It's the same green, but the machine from Ivrea is glossy while the machine from Glasgow is matte. Did they forget to apply the shiny layer? I have to admit that the matte finish gives the machine a classy, ​​understated look.
Unfortunately someone must have dropped the machine at some point and it has a crack on the back. But it's only visible when you turn the machine around Schilhan repaired this crack very well.

To show the effect of the two typefaces on a whole page, I typed the same text 4 times. On both Graphikas. One of the often neglected gems of these two typefaces are the capital letters. All capital letters are designed so nicely and the proportional spacing gives them even more leeway on these machines. After a while it's like an addiction and I just want to continue with capital letters.

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My first typewriter had a Script typeface. The second machine was a Graphika with the Cassandre typeface.
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