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1964 Optima M14 Serial # 630337 1964 Optima M14 typewriter, Serial # 630337 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1964 Optima M14 typewriter. 2023-08-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1964 Optima M14 Serial # 630337 Now this is a heavy typewriter. Heavy as the workload it can endure. Heavy as a really heavy thing. Heavier than a SCM Electra 220 and a Maritsa 30 put together (they came all in the same pack). But itĀ“s a great piece of engineering.

This should be a competitor of the all-conquering Olympia SG3. I guess they were designed roughly at the same time with the same aim in mind: being capable of anything and under any circumstances. I bet this thing even works underwater, under a hailstorm and maybe even inside a volcano.

Adding to the sturdiness of the creature, thereĀ“s te easiness of maintenance. The whole carriage can easily be removed, you have easy access to every single bit just by removing the ribbon cover and if you donĀ“t do any maintenance in 20 years or so itĀ“s alright because the machine doesnĀ“t give a tad.

Performance-wise, itĀ“s brutal. It has a surprisingly light touch and can be deadly fast. ItĀ“s also quite comfortable to use although aesthetically its a bit dull.

All in all, a tough competitor for the Olympia SG3, and an awesome typewriter. CanĀ“t wait to get my hands on its older brother, the M10.

1964 Optima M14 #630337

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 11-02-2015 at 02:03PM
Last Edit: 08-07-2023 at 05:58PM


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Now this is a heavy typewriter. Heavy as the workload it can endure. Heavy as a really heavy thing. Heavier than a SCM Electra 220 and a Maritsa 30 put together (they came all in the same pack). But itĀ“s a great piece of engineering.

This should be a competitor of the all-conquering Olympia SG3. I guess they were designed roughly at the same time with the same aim in mind: being capable of anything and under any circumstances. I bet this thing even works underwater, under a hailstorm and maybe even inside a volcano.

Adding to the sturdiness of the creature, thereĀ“s te easiness of maintenance. The whole carriage can easily be removed, you have easy access to every single bit just by removing the ribbon cover and if you donĀ“t do any maintenance in 20 years or so itĀ“s alright because the machine doesnĀ“t give a tad.

Performance-wise, itĀ“s brutal. It has a surprisingly light touch and can be deadly fast. ItĀ“s also quite comfortable to use although aesthetically its a bit dull.

All in all, a tough competitor for the Olympia SG3, and an awesome typewriter. CanĀ“t wait to get my hands on its older brother, the M10.

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Note the red frame. It´s just great!
Note the red frame. ItĀ“s just great!









Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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