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1962 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 568931 1962 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter, Serial # 568931 James Gifford's 1962 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter. 2017-07-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1962 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 568931 I bought this Splendid 33 from the son of the man who once owned it, Milos Vivek, a professor and published author who, if my research is right, escaped occupied Europe and came to Canada. He wrote many books and papers on this very machine. It's worn and yellowed with age, but it's a privilege to own a typewriter that was used to such great effect and with this kind of provenance. I wasn't able to nail down the exact year in the database, though I'd guess '61 or '62 judging by the serials of the other posted machines.

1962 Olympia Splendid 33 #568931

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 07-23-2017 at 01:15PM
Last Edit: 07-23-2017 at 06:39PM


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I bought this Splendid 33 from the son of the man who once owned it, Milos Vivek, a professor and published author who, if my research is right, escaped occupied Europe and came to Canada. He wrote many books and papers on this very machine. It's worn and yellowed with age, but it's a privilege to own a typewriter that was used to such great effect and with this kind of provenance. I wasn't able to nail down the exact year in the database, though I'd guess '61 or '62 judging by the serials of the other posted machines.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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