1977 Olympia Traveller #15-3673919
Created: 03-27-2016 at 05:36AM
Last Edit: 12-15-2016 at 01:46AM
Made in Yugoslavia Traveller with no frills - no ribbon selector, no tab, no posh black case. Still with its (mostly) metal body, solid typer action and fine pica output. Handy, expendable in an emergency, like it better than its Germany-made De Luxe (ribbon selector) and De Luxe S (plus Tab) cousins.
Sold Dec. 15, 2016 to a British entrepreneur here in Tokyo. He told me hydrogen peroxide foam is readily available here in Japan as a hair product - perfect for getting the yellow out of plastic parts like this typer's Bad Robot case. :-D
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
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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