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1977 Olympia Traveller de Luxe Serial # 15-3785242 1977 Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter, Serial # 15-3785242 Dimitris Nikou's 1977 Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter. 2021-03-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dimitris Nikou: 1977 Olympia Traveller de Luxe Serial # 15-3785242 Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter with Greek typeface, made by UNIS in Yugoslavia. Located and pulled off a stack of old things at a small, untidy antique shop and purchased at a very low price, the machine is in excellent condition, "saved" by its plastic cover which is badly hitten. I love the design, charming retro style and representative of the 70's era, but also -in a way- modern and contemporary.

I think this machine was not used that much in the past, it types great, everything seems relatively new and untouched and that is really impressive. All it required was a good cleaning and it was ready to work. If there is something I could note as "disadvantages", comparing this with my other ultra portable typewriters, is that the Traveller de Luxe is heavier (5,2 Kg) and a bit more noisy when I type and as I see many others are making the same comment about this machine. Other than that it is very steady, well made and easy to use.

1977 Olympia Traveller de Luxe #15-3785242

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Dimitris Nikou (dimnikou)
Created: 01-20-2021 at 11:14AM
Last Edit: 03-02-2021 at 05:58AM


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Olympia Traveller de Luxe typewriter with Greek typeface, made by UNIS in Yugoslavia. Located and pulled off a stack of old things at a small, untidy antique shop and purchased at a very low price, the machine is in excellent condition, "saved" by its plastic cover which is badly hitten. I love the design, charming retro style and representative of the 70's era, but also -in a way- modern and contemporary.

I think this machine was not used that much in the past, it types great, everything seems relatively new and untouched and that is really impressive. All it required was a good cleaning and it was ready to work. If there is something I could note as "disadvantages", comparing this with my other ultra portable typewriters, is that the Traveller de Luxe is heavier (5,2 Kg) and a bit more noisy when I type and as I see many others are making the same comment about this machine. Other than that it is very steady, well made and easy to use.

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Place of the serial number.
Place of the serial number.



Marks on the inside of the machine cover. We see the logo of the UNIS factory in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
Marks on the inside of the machine cover. We see the logo of the UNIS factory in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

This was the condition of the cover when I got the machine. I managed to clean it up to a point, but unfortunately those big marks on the front and the one from a cigarette next to the handle cannot be removed.
This was the condition of the cover when I got the machine. I managed to clean it up to a point, but unfortunately those big marks on the front and the one from a cigarette next to the handle cannot be removed.

Hunter: Dimitris Nikou (dimnikou)

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Writer, blogger and art person from Athens, Greece. I currently own 14 typewriters, dated from 1913 (my oldest one, a Remington Standard 10) up to the late 70's. Most of my machines are functionable and I try to repair any with problems that keeps it from typing. For me, it is important for a typewriter not just to sit on a shelve for display, but also to be able to type when I want to.

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