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1969 Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # B166300 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 typewriter, Serial # B166300 Tas Kyprianou's 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 typewriter. 2023-01-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 Serial # B166300 Sad, I know.
This parts machine shall write no more but thanks to its screws and bolts it has given a new lease of life to my Linea 98, my Halda-7 Star, and my Imperial Good Companion 1, and for that, I am truly grateful.

The feeling I had using what was left of this 88 was that it was a characterless machine, just there to do a job and go home afterward. The previous owners seemed to have cared less for it and its upkeep. RIP 88

1969 Olivetti Linea 88 #B166300

Status: Parting Out
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 06-24-2022 at 01:19AM
Last Edit: 01-18-2023 at 07:49AM


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Sad, I know.
This parts machine shall write no more but thanks to its screws and bolts it has given a new lease of life to my Linea 98, my Halda-7 Star, and my Imperial Good Companion 1, and for that, I am truly grateful.

The feeling I had using what was left of this 88 was that it was a characterless machine, just there to do a job and go home afterward. The previous owners seemed to have cared less for it and its upkeep. RIP 88

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B166300
B166300

Unbelievable amount of engineering and parts.
Unbelievable amount of engineering and parts.


I've seen discarded BBQs that were cleaner.
I've seen discarded BBQs that were cleaner.

I would like to replace the Pica slugs on my 98 with these Elite ones. Not anytime soon though. Not sure I'm up to the challenge quite yet.
I would like to replace the Pica slugs on my 98 with these Elite ones. Not anytime soon though. Not sure I'm up to the challenge quite yet.

The reason I bought the machine was to replace the broken type guide from my 98. Perfect fit. Kind of. The 88 had Elite slugs, much thinner tines than my Pica tines on the 98. A little gentle persuasion and a little gentle "filing" sorted the issue.
The reason I bought the machine was to replace the broken type guide from my 98. Perfect fit. Kind of. The 88 had Elite slugs, much thinner tines than my Pica tines on the 98. A little gentle persuasion and a little gentle "filing" sorted the issue.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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