1965 Olympia SF #1906534
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-29-2019 at 07:47AM
Last Edit: 07-31-2019 at 08:19AM
The last member of the "de luxe" (because of the overabundance of "de luxe" typewriters in the pack, even if this one isn't de luxe) bunch. 4 typewriters rescued from a warehouse in the beautiful town of Penafiel (check out the castle, it's like a battleship atop a hill in the middle of the Castillan plateau).
This one has a badly beaten case. In fact, it's millimetres away from being discarded but at least can be used as an ugly dust cover. The typewriter itself is in decent condition. No rust, no missing pieces but lazy typing. Abandoned Olympias have the habit of springing back into life as soon as you show them the slightest hint of interest. These marvelous typewriters seem to be happy typing even badly wounded. But this SF S is more like "I don't wanna go too fast, I've been like 30 years without typing a single letter and now I don't feel like writing your next book, dude". I hope I can convince this thing to behave like the rest of the family, namely the excellent Splendid 33.
This machine looks cool. Not as 50's as the Splendid 33, not too 70's either. The red "S" below the typebar guide is a nice touch, and I like the... let's say the triangular profile. If you take off the ribbon cover, the rest of the body is a black triangle. All in all, a decent catch.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´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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