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197X Olympia Regina de Luxe Serial # 5-3-710-288 197X Olympia Regina de Luxe typewriter, Serial # 5-3-710-288 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 197X Olympia Regina de Luxe typewriter. 2015-01-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Olympia Regina de Luxe Serial # 5-3-710-288 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. IĀ“m still cleaning it. In addition, itĀ“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?

197X Olympia Regina de Luxe #5-3-710-288

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 01-13-2015 at 05:33AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2015 at 05:37AM


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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. IĀ“m still cleaning it. In addition, itĀ“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?

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´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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