197X Olympia Regina de Luxe #5-3-710-288
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-13-2015 at 05:33AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2015 at 05:37AM
This typewriter is larger than it looks. The carriage is SO wide, and the case, well... I need a hangar to store it.
Works fairly well, a fast machine. Nothing to argue, except for the fingerprints. Looks like some amateur detective has been searching for fingerprints all over the bodywork, or maybe the previous owner fought a long battle with the ribbon trying to put it in place and got black fingers. IÂ´m still cleaning it. In addition, itÂ´s great to see the Pts key, for our Spanish pesetas. Not many machines have it, even the autoctonous models tend to skip it and put a $.
Then here comes the tricky part. At first I tought this could be a Japanese Olympia, but I have also seen Italian Olympias. How can you tell them apart if there is no clear indication?
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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