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1977 Olympia Report electric Serial # 7122886 1977 Olympia Report electric typewriter, Serial # 7122886 Brent Wegher's 1977 Olympia Report electric typewriter. 2023-02-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brent Wegher: 1977 Olympia Report electric Serial # 7122886 Working after replacing drive belt. Elite 12 typeface slugs marked "7" with unknown ID
Service sticker applied to bottom from original retailer dated 8-17-1982
Serviced 12-85
The retailer may have had this machine for years before it was sold.

This machine was found with the motor drive belt melted, took some time to remove the goo. Found that a 4 inch diameter O-ring with 1/8 inch cross section can be a workable substitute. An O-ring is not a drive belt, so I can't predict how many hours of working lifespan can be expected.

This is a very basic machine made by Nakajima in the late 1970s
The typeface specimen was made after I manually re-inked the ribbon without waiting for complete drying. After some time, the imprint became sharper.
I do like this machine, even if it is mostly plastic.

1977 Olympia Report electric #7122886

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)
Created: 10-31-2022 at 01:23PM
Last Edit: 02-18-2023 at 12:50AM


Description:

Working after replacing drive belt. Elite 12 typeface slugs marked "7" with unknown ID
Service sticker applied to bottom from original retailer dated 8-17-1982
Serviced 12-85
The retailer may have had this machine for years before it was sold.

This machine was found with the motor drive belt melted, took some time to remove the goo. Found that a 4 inch diameter O-ring with 1/8 inch cross section can be a workable substitute. An O-ring is not a drive belt, so I can't predict how many hours of working lifespan can be expected.

This is a very basic machine made by Nakajima in the late 1970s
The typeface specimen was made after I manually re-inked the ribbon without waiting for complete drying. After some time, the imprint became sharper.
I do like this machine, even if it is mostly plastic.

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