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1961 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 95-372075 1961 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter, Serial # 95-372075 Sam Rao's 1961 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter. 2023-07-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sam Rao: 1961 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 95-372075 While I was happy with my portable Courier, I wanted an ultra-portable which could be carried in a bag whilst traveling. Picked this troublemaker up at an antique store where honestly this was the only typewriter that was in a decent working condition. As most Splendid 33's, there was an issue with the ribbon lift not rising up completely due to which capital letters would have their heads chopped off. An adjustment had to be made to the screw that would loosen or tighten the lever holding the ribbon lift lever but this was rusted and stuck. It took almost 2 years to find someone who could fix the machine for me and restore it to its intended glory.

Note: Serial number can be found under the carriage on the right hand side,

1961 Olympia Splendid 33 #95-372075

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sam Rao (enigmaforever)
Created: 05-07-2022 at 01:17AM
Last Edit: 07-04-2023 at 12:30AM


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While I was happy with my portable Courier, I wanted an ultra-portable which could be carried in a bag whilst traveling. Picked this troublemaker up at an antique store where honestly this was the only typewriter that was in a decent working condition. As most Splendid 33's, there was an issue with the ribbon lift not rising up completely due to which capital letters would have their heads chopped off. An adjustment had to be made to the screw that would loosen or tighten the lever holding the ribbon lift lever but this was rusted and stuck. It took almost 2 years to find someone who could fix the machine for me and restore it to its intended glory.

Note: Serial number can be found under the carriage on the right hand side,

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