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1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 Serial # 43010325 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 typewriter, Serial # 43010325 Brian Goode's 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 typewriter. 2018-08-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Goode: 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 Serial # 43010325 One of the least ugly daisywheels to feature a Centronics parallel port, in my opinion. A solidly built machine, albeit in a creaky plastic shell. The label says made in Japan and the circuit boards are printed "Nakajima Precision ALL'. The cpu is an 8-bit 8048 running at 6Mhz, which is faster than my first computer, FWIW. I put a raspberry pi in mine and configured it as a wireless network printer. When I'm not typing on it, that is. The "online" key toggles between modes.

1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 #43010325

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Created: 08-09-2018 at 09:52PM
Last Edit: 08-09-2018 at 10:18PM


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One of the least ugly daisywheels to feature a Centronics parallel port, in my opinion. A solidly built machine, albeit in a creaky plastic shell. The label says made in Japan and the circuit boards are printed "Nakajima Precision ALL'. The cpu is an 8-bit 8048 running at 6Mhz, which is faster than my first computer, FWIW. I put a raspberry pi in mine and configured it as a wireless network printer. When I'm not typing on it, that is. The "online" key toggles between modes.

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Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)

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I am a retro post-punk meta-hipster, bassist, raconteur, techno-archivist, humorist, optimist, bon vivant and a fan of vinyl records, early 80's Japanese hi-fi gear, photography and obsolete but useful machines of all kinds. I am the proud owner of a 1970 Hermes 3000 and a 1940's Remington Rand typing desk.

I also created a typewriter image "filter" (see my avatar). It's written in Python and generates 65-character-wide images using over 1700 actual red-and-black-ribbon'd samples from my typewriter, meaning I could actually type them out myself on an 8 1/2" wide sheet of paper with 1" margins.

My dog Koa and I live in Buckeye, AZ.



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