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195X Optima Bambino Serial # xxxx 195X Optima Bambino typewriter, Serial # xxxx fausto tomesani's 195X Optima Bambino typewriter. 2024-03-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of fausto tomesani: 195X Optima Bambino Serial # xxxx This is a typewriter from VEB Optima Büromaschinenwerk of Erfurt, model “Bambino”, from 1950s.
It comes in his case with handle.
You see it doesn’t have the keyboard.
The model name in Italian means child, and according to the name, it could be a toy typewriter.
In fact many colour were available, this one is green.
It’s very similar to the Frolio typewriter from 1920s years, or the Gunka typewriter, still from 1920s.
It’s very simple to use.
With the pointer you select a letter.
When you select the letter, the typing ball rubs against the ink roller.
By default you print minuscule.
With the red button you print the red letters, numbers and symbols.
With the green button you print the majuscules.
You can use the black button as spacer, or to move the carriage.

195X Optima Bambino #xxxx

Status: My Collection
Hunter: fausto tomesani (Oldtypewritersandcalculators)
Created: 03-03-2024 at 10:51AM
Last Edit: 03-03-2024 at 12:18PM


Description:

This is a typewriter from VEB Optima Büromaschinenwerk of Erfurt, model “Bambino”, from 1950s.
It comes in his case with handle.
You see it doesn’t have the keyboard.
The model name in Italian means child, and according to the name, it could be a toy typewriter.
In fact many colour were available, this one is green.
It’s very similar to the Frolio typewriter from 1920s years, or the Gunka typewriter, still from 1920s.
It’s very simple to use.
With the pointer you select a letter.
When you select the letter, the typing ball rubs against the ink roller.
By default you print minuscule.
With the red button you print the red letters, numbers and symbols.
With the green button you print the majuscules.
You can use the black button as spacer, or to move the carriage.

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Hunter: fausto tomesani (Oldtypewritersandcalculators)

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