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197? Olympia CE-12 Serial # 42212938 197? Olympia CE-12 typewriter, Serial # 42212938 Anthony Mindling's 197? Olympia CE-12 typewriter. 2013-12-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 197? Olympia CE-12 Serial # 42212938 Decent looking, comfortable keyboard and touch. I'd be happier with it if it produced more well-aligned impressions.

197? Olympia CE-12 #42212938

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-22-2013 at 09:31PM
Last Edit: 12-22-2013 at 09:34PM


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Decent looking, comfortable keyboard and touch. I'd be happier with it if it produced more well-aligned impressions.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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