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1961 Optima Super Serial # 1153068 1961 Optima Super typewriter, Serial # 1153068 Tom Beauvais's 1961 Optima Super typewriter. 2018-03-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Beauvais: 1961 Optima Super Serial # 1153068 Ohio antique mall purchase. The color caught my eye. I have an earlier Optima that is a dark brown. Unlike my Optima Elite-3 from 1958 this one does not have the sticker on the back with the wording: "Germany USSR Occupied. However this 1961 Super has a quality/proof mark on the lower right which when I enlarge my photo has "DDR" at the bottom. Types well and has a fresh ribbon. A nice readable font. Came with a case. No longer in my collection--sold to friend.

1961 Optima Super #1153068

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)
Created: 01-30-2018 at 07:17PM
Last Edit: 03-16-2018 at 06:13PM


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Ohio antique mall purchase. The color caught my eye. I have an earlier Optima that is a dark brown. Unlike my Optima Elite-3 from 1958 this one does not have the sticker on the back with the wording: "Germany USSR Occupied. However this 1961 Super has a quality/proof mark on the lower right which when I enlarge my photo has "DDR" at the bottom. Types well and has a fresh ribbon. A nice readable font. Came with a case. No longer in my collection--sold to friend.

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Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)

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Changed my collecting priorities to portables except the Olympia SG3 with the cyrillic keyboard and my Underwood No. 5--those beasts are too heavy. Sold my earlier typewriters to a friend. I had too many. I use carbon paper for typefaces when the machines have faint ribbons. I take photos with my Canon Powershot SX50HS (50x optical zoom and macro settings). I find it difficult doing typeface specimens since I use a Corsair K70 RGB gaming keyboard plugged into my 15-in Macbook. I got it solely for the deep key travel. I have fun hunting machines in antique malls in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.



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