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1960 Optima Super Serial # 1120246 1960 Optima Super typewriter, Serial # 1120246 James Gifford's 1960 Optima Super typewriter. 2017-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1960 Optima Super Serial # 1120246 Antique market find. Difficult to pop the typewriter off the base of its case. Essentially wrenched it on the advice of a friend, which worked, though my thumb got wedged between case and machine, which brought about a few choice words. Nice machine.

1960 Optima Super #1120246

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-09-2017 at 07:51AM
Last Edit: 09-09-2017 at 07:53AM


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Antique market find. Difficult to pop the typewriter off the base of its case. Essentially wrenched it on the advice of a friend, which worked, though my thumb got wedged between case and machine, which brought about a few choice words. Nice machine.

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Serial hidden on bottom of machine, which means you have to pop the typewriter off its stubborn base.
Serial hidden on bottom of machine, which means you have to pop the typewriter off its stubborn base.

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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