1961 Optima Humber 88 #1958030
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-29-2014 at 05:48PM
Last Edit: 04-29-2014 at 06:11PM
14cpi condensed sans serif type
Canadian keyboard (same as US)
I bought this in BC, Canada. It's a rebranded version of the late Erika 10 and quite simply one of the best typewriters ever manufactured.
Hunter: Nick T (schreibstang)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.
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