1985 Olympia Alphamatic 33 #E487410
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-19-2014 at 05:01AM
Last Edit: 12-19-2014 at 05:03AM
Surprisingly good typewriter. Enormous amounts of plastic tend to bring low quality typewriters, but in this particular case the metal beneath the plastic works well.
Hailing from Rome, and found in a village in Toledo (spain), it has to be a Japanese made Olympia. The date should be accurate, since I keep the facture with the date of purchase of the typewriter.
Types fast and accurately, and the only damage is at the return lever, which is a bit funny (or floppy, if you prefer).
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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