1961 Olympia Splendid 33 #427172
Created: 07-30-2015 at 08:39PM
Last Edit: 08-27-2019 at 09:53AM
Nice solid typer, a few flecks of white paint on the keys. Plate on the side reads in Japanese: Kusuda Jimuki (Business Machines), March 1962 (Showa 37/3), Osaka / Tokyo / Nagoya. Cleanest type of all my typers to date. Import date was March 1962; Typewriter Database confirms manufacturing year as 1961.
Sold to Josh Kessler in Tokyo Aug. 28, 2019. Enjoy it Josh!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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