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1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 Serial # 46314702 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 typewriter, Serial # 46314702 Christopher Bailey's 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 typewriter. 2023-07-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Christopher Bailey: 1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 Serial # 46314702 Or “Electronic Compact 2”: I list it as “Compact 2” to match the one other example in the database. I don’t go looking for electronic typewriters, but this one literally showed up unannounced on my doorstep, carried by its previous owner, and was adopted with gratitude. The printwheel that came with it is Classic Gothic 10/12, which I use at 12 pitch.

1984 Olympia (Nakajima) Compact 2 #46314702

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)
Created: 07-10-2023 at 01:19PM
Last Edit: 07-10-2023 at 01:40PM


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Or “Electronic Compact 2”: I list it as “Compact 2” to match the one other example in the database. I don’t go looking for electronic typewriters, but this one literally showed up unannounced on my doorstep, carried by its previous owner, and was adopted with gratitude. The printwheel that came with it is Classic Gothic 10/12, which I use at 12 pitch.

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Function keys and switches on the left.
Function keys and switches on the left.


Function keys on the right.
Function keys on the right.

Cicero is often insulting, but always in good taste.
Cicero is often insulting, but always in good taste.

The serial number is on a sticker under the carriage, and with the machine off you can see it even without lifting the lid.
The serial number is on a sticker under the carriage, and with the machine off you can see it even without lifting the lid.


A parallel port in the rear makes me wonder whether I could link it to my AlphaSmart for a Frankenstein double typewriter/word processor.
A parallel port in the rear makes me wonder whether I could link it to my AlphaSmart for a Frankenstein double typewriter/word processor.

The original cover, still in good shape except for a couple of small coffee stains.
The original cover, still in good shape except for a couple of small coffee stains.

Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)

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I’m a writer who often writes with a typewriter to get away from the computer for a while. I think I became a typewriter collector when I bought my typewriters some industrial-grade wheeled steel shelving from a restaurant supply house. Before that I was just an accumulator, but now I’ve spent more on shelves than on all the typewriters put together. (They were all cheap.)

I have steel pens, too, which I also write with regularly. Both collections started at the same moment in 1990, at the liquidation of the head offices of the old G. C. Murphy five-and-dime chain, where I bought a Woodstock typewriter, two gross of Esterbrook Jackson Stub pens, and three bottles of Carter’s green ink.



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