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1985 Olivetti ET Compact 60 Serial # S0217952 1985 Olivetti ET Compact 60 typewriter, Serial # S0217952 Brett Manuel's 1985 Olivetti ET Compact 60 typewriter. 2022-04-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brett Manuel: 1985 Olivetti ET Compact 60 Serial # S0217952 Portable daisywheel electronic typewriter manufactered with handle inbuilt below the keyboard and has a 'click on' opaque cover. The cover was knocked off once when I was travelling with it and it chipped off a small section near the keyboard where the cover clipped in. It's a great machine, really the only drawback was that it is very noisy. The larger ET121 models were very quiet so at the time I considered upgrading but the actual machine was too large. This machine is still in perfect working condition. Can anyone offer advice on what product to use to remove a few drips of White House painting keyboard?

1985 Olivetti ET Compact 60 #S0217952

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brett Manuel (BrettM)
Created: 04-21-2022 at 12:17AM
Last Edit: 04-24-2022 at 06:34PM


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Portable daisywheel electronic typewriter manufactered with handle inbuilt below the keyboard and has a 'click on' opaque cover. The cover was knocked off once when I was travelling with it and it chipped off a small section near the keyboard where the cover clipped in. It's a great machine, really the only drawback was that it is very noisy. The larger ET121 models were very quiet so at the time I considered upgrading but the actual machine was too large. This machine is still in perfect working condition. Can anyone offer advice on what product to use to remove a few drips of White House painting keyboard?

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I’ve always been a bit fascinated by typewriters - and the skill of being able to touch type - starting with my grandparents probably around 4 or 5 on their Commodore machine which was probably from the 1950s. I got my first typewriter, a second hand Olivetti DORA when I was 12. And I still have it. Whilst my parents thought I was just a bit obsessive, they actually got on board with the whole typing thing when they realised that in my efforts to have a beautifully clean typed page, I was actually paying attention to my spelling. And so, my previously horrendous spelling, actually became quite good. Along the way I went to business college and had to chuckle when the typing teacher was a little put out when the best typist (70+wpm) in her class was a guy! I think she commented along the lines of, “come on girls, how can you let a boy with these big fat fingers beat you all!?” I now have 3 Olivetti’s in my collection - a manual, an electric and an electronic. Whilst I like them all for different reasons, if I’m really honest I’d love to get one of the big mumma’s of typewriters - an IBM Selectric III. Not sure where I’ll put it tho!



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