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196X Olivetti Tekne 3 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXX 196X Olivetti Tekne 3 typewriter, Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXX Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 196X Olivetti Tekne 3 typewriter. 2015-09-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 196X Olivetti Tekne 3 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXX Second typewriter sighted in Peñafiel.

This one is "that middle step" between the Olivetti Linea 88 and the Canon QS 110 at that office.

It seems to be a tendency the urge to replace a manual typewriter with something electric, so in this office they got an Olivetti Linea 88, then they decided an electric typebar machine would work better (this Tekne 3), and finally they brought a wedge (the Canon QS 110). Result? They mostly stick to the old Linea 88. Reliable and you don´t have to plug it.

The Tekne 3 is a monster. Heavy, heavy and then a little more heavy. I compare it to the Editor 4, which I think is a really close model. What I like most is the keyboard, although I find it quite difficult to adapt to.

As with these other two, I haven´t been able to take the serial number, sorry

196X Olivetti Tekne 3 #XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Status: Sightings
Created: 09-22-2015 at 04:38AM
Last Edit: 09-22-2015 at 04:40AM


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Second typewriter sighted in Peñafiel.

This one is "that middle step" between the Olivetti Linea 88 and the Canon QS 110 at that office.

It seems to be a tendency the urge to replace a manual typewriter with something electric, so in this office they got an Olivetti Linea 88, then they decided an electric typebar machine would work better (this Tekne 3), and finally they brought a wedge (the Canon QS 110). Result? They mostly stick to the old Linea 88. Reliable and you don´t have to plug it.

The Tekne 3 is a monster. Heavy, heavy and then a little more heavy. I compare it to the Editor 4, which I think is a really close model. What I like most is the keyboard, although I find it quite difficult to adapt to.

As with these other two, I haven´t been able to take the serial number, sorry

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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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