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1962 Optima Humber 88 Serial # 1981801 1962 Optima Humber 88 typewriter, Serial # 1981801 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1962 Optima Humber 88 typewriter. 2014-07-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1962 Optima Humber 88 Serial # 1981801 Less Optima - more Erika - I only bought this rebadged Model 10 because I have a soft spot for Optima, and because my Erika Model 10 doesn't have a tabulator. I've read claims that this is a rare model, but that hasn't been my experience with them. I've seen other Humber 88s being offered for sale, locally, and in other colours too.

As for its performance, it's definitely a step down from the Olympia-based Optima models, but still a decent enough typewriter for occasional use.

1962 Optima Humber 88 #1981801

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Created: 06-13-2014 at 06:49AM
Last Edit: 07-19-2014 at 11:31PM


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Less Optima - more Erika - I only bought this rebadged Model 10 because I have a soft spot for Optima, and because my Erika Model 10 doesn't have a tabulator. I've read claims that this is a rare model, but that hasn't been my experience with them. I've seen other Humber 88s being offered for sale, locally, and in other colours too.

As for its performance, it's definitely a step down from the Olympia-based Optima models, but still a decent enough typewriter for occasional use.

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Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)

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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.



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