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1975 Olympia Traveller de Luxe Serial # 15-3679143 1975 Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter, Serial # 15-3679143 John Munroe's 1975 Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter. 2017-03-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1975 Olympia Traveller de Luxe Serial # 15-3679143 "Jenny"

Sold March 4, 2015. The label inside the ribbon cover records a delivery date of March, 1975, making this two years older than I thought. Typed as clean as Microsoft Word with laser printer and courier 12 (10 cpi). Hanging on to my last one now!

1975 Olympia Traveller de Luxe #15-3679143

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-14-2016 at 12:15AM
Last Edit: 03-06-2017 at 05:38AM


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"Jenny"

Sold March 4, 2015. The label inside the ribbon cover records a delivery date of March, 1975, making this two years older than I thought. Typed as clean as Microsoft Word with laser printer and courier 12 (10 cpi). Hanging on to my last one now!

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Case without key.
Case without key.

"Delivered March, 1975 (Showa 50)
Hold until Sept. 1975"
"Delivered March, 1975 (Showa 50) Hold until Sept. 1975"

Getting her cleaned up for sale to Jenny from the Philippines.
Getting her cleaned up for sale to Jenny from the Philippines.


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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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