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197x Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 1960753 197x Olivetti Linea 98 typewriter, Serial # 1960753 Patrick Clawson's 197x Olivetti Linea 98 typewriter. 2018-04-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Clawson: 197x Olivetti Linea 98 Serial # 1960753 Made in Brazil with a 27-inch carriage, this machine was given to me by my uncle, who found it in a military surplus store. Our best guess is that it would have been used for large (A1-size) maps and blueprints.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect is how smoothly such a long, heavy carriage advances.

197x Olivetti Linea 98 #1960753

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)
Created: 01-27-2018 at 08:25PM
Last Edit: 04-05-2018 at 09:31AM


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Made in Brazil with a 27-inch carriage, this machine was given to me by my uncle, who found it in a military surplus store. Our best guess is that it would have been used for large (A1-size) maps and blueprints.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect is how smoothly such a long, heavy carriage advances.

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The serial number seems odd for a special machine.
The serial number seems odd for a special machine.

For a machine used in a woodworking factory for a decade or two, the mechanism is very clean.  Some of the plastic has yellowed from age, though.
For a machine used in a woodworking factory for a decade or two, the mechanism is very clean. Some of the plastic has yellowed from age, though.

This shows how wide the carriage is.  That is an 11 x 17 sheet of paper, in landscape orientation.  Plenty of extra room on the ends.
This shows how wide the carriage is. That is an 11 x 17 sheet of paper, in landscape orientation. Plenty of extra room on the ends.

Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)

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