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1962 Olympia Monica Serial # 2099777 1962 Olympia Monica typewriter, Serial # 2099777 Laurenz van Gaalen's 1962 Olympia Monica typewriter. 2024-04-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Laurenz van Gaalen: 1962 Olympia Monica Serial # 2099777 This Monica has had an interesting, busy life. The machine was used by a couple doing translation work for the EEC (European Economic Community, the precursor of the current EC). He recorded the translations onto a tape recorder, she typed the documents. They made translations into Dutch, Italian, French and English. They did the same work for the NATO headquarters in Brussels from 1969 to 1976. From 1978 to 1989 (!) the machine was used to write court reports for "De Stem van Zeeland".

1962 Olympia Monica #2099777

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)
Created: 04-15-2024 at 09:50AM
Last Edit: 04-15-2024 at 09:51AM


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This Monica has had an interesting, busy life. The machine was used by a couple doing translation work for the EEC (European Economic Community, the precursor of the current EC). He recorded the translations onto a tape recorder, she typed the documents. They made translations into Dutch, Italian, French and English. They did the same work for the NATO headquarters in Brussels from 1969 to 1976. From 1978 to 1989 (!) the machine was used to write court reports for "De Stem van Zeeland".

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Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)

Laurenz van Gaalen's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1778

I live in The Netherlands.
Most common typewriter brands over here are Triumph/Adler, Olympia, Erika, Olivetti, Remington and Brother.
I collect and restore typewriters to learn about their design and to write with them.
laurenz@planet.nl



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