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1964 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 95-730921 1964 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter, Serial # 95-730921 John Munroe's 1964 Olympia Splendid 33 typewriter. 2020-10-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1964 Olympia Splendid 33 Serial # 95-730921 "Wabi-Sabi"
A sweet pica typer. Came with rotten grommets on the side panels so switched the panels with a parts machine from the same series. Love this typer! Granite platen so ordered some 5 mil Mylar as per Leigh Whitaker's prescription. Happy!

1964 Olympia Splendid 33 #95-730921

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Created: 10-25-2020 at 09:33PM
Last Edit: 10-25-2020 at 09:33PM


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"Wabi-Sabi"
A sweet pica typer. Came with rotten grommets on the side panels so switched the panels with a parts machine from the same series. Love this typer! Granite platen so ordered some 5 mil Mylar as per Leigh Whitaker's prescription. Happy!

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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