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1972 Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 4052263 1972 Olivetti Linea 98 typewriter, Serial # 4052263 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1972 Olivetti Linea 98 typewriter. 2021-09-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1972 Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 4052263 I allways liked the Linea98 for it´s Design, that could fit in my opinion into the Set of a spaceship on a 80s sci-fi movie. Or just imagine an Anime like "Akira", where somehow in an overly detailed enviroment, a Linea98 is putted as part of a computer device. Besides this thoughts I have spottet it only in the Movie "Rambo" thus far, at the interogation scene in the police station, at the beginning of the movie.

The Linea is not a Typewriter you see often here in Germany, so when an auction popped up I made my bet. Luckily or sadly I was the only bidder, and shot it for ridicolous 1.50€ plus shipping. I think the seller wasn´t pleased that it has sold at this price, and packaged the Typewriter close to none. It arrived at my place, loosely sitting in a cardboard box that consisted more out of holes than of cardboard. It had been damaged during the transport and was not opperating, but on top of that came the rust and years of neglection. I had to fidle around with it about two days, but now its working great again (besides the tabs).

I left it in this cosmetical dirty appearance, cause I really like how it fits to the other superficial inperfections.

1972 Olivetti Linea 98 #4052263

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 09-06-2021 at 12:07AM
Last Edit: 09-06-2021 at 12:24AM


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I allways liked the Linea98 for it´s Design, that could fit in my opinion into the Set of a spaceship on a 80s sci-fi movie. Or just imagine an Anime like "Akira", where somehow in an overly detailed enviroment, a Linea98 is putted as part of a computer device. Besides this thoughts I have spottet it only in the Movie "Rambo" thus far, at the interogation scene in the police station, at the beginning of the movie.

The Linea is not a Typewriter you see often here in Germany, so when an auction popped up I made my bet. Luckily or sadly I was the only bidder, and shot it for ridicolous 1.50€ plus shipping. I think the seller wasn´t pleased that it has sold at this price, and packaged the Typewriter close to none. It arrived at my place, loosely sitting in a cardboard box that consisted more out of holes than of cardboard. It had been damaged during the transport and was not opperating, but on top of that came the rust and years of neglection. I had to fidle around with it about two days, but now its working great again (besides the tabs).

I left it in this cosmetical dirty appearance, cause I really like how it fits to the other superficial inperfections.

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layered matierialmix: steelsheet, plastic in warm grey, cast alloy
layered matierialmix: steelsheet, plastic in warm grey, cast alloy


Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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Student of fine Arts, born and raised in Germany. Since October 2017 addicted to Typewriters with the focus on post war portables made of metall (not plastic).



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