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1986 Olivetti ET Compact 60 Serial # S0116504 1986 Olivetti ET Compact 60 typewriter, Serial # S0116504 Pekka Sallinen's 1986 Olivetti ET Compact 60 typewriter. 2024-02-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Pekka Sallinen: 1986 Olivetti ET Compact 60 Serial # S0116504 Electronic Olivetti with a custom extension port in the bottom (lid missing). This unit came with BALTEA 158 (FIN/SWE) type wheel and uses Praxicart 2 ribbon. Needed a bit alcohol on the slide before started working - somewhat. Carriage Return -key does not work currently, so I can only get it to print by pressing shift+twoarrows -key (what is that called I have no idea, two arrows pointing to opposite directions) and doing line feed manually from the knobs.

I got a manual (in Finnish) for ET Compact 70 (sic!) with the unit, so I guess they are close relatives or something?

1986 Olivetti ET Compact 60 #S0116504

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Pekka Sallinen (peksalli)
Created: 02-24-2024 at 07:24AM
Last Edit: 02-24-2024 at 07:26AM


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Electronic Olivetti with a custom extension port in the bottom (lid missing). This unit came with BALTEA 158 (FIN/SWE) type wheel and uses Praxicart 2 ribbon. Needed a bit alcohol on the slide before started working - somewhat. Carriage Return -key does not work currently, so I can only get it to print by pressing shift+twoarrows -key (what is that called I have no idea, two arrows pointing to opposite directions) and doing line feed manually from the knobs.

I got a manual (in Finnish) for ET Compact 70 (sic!) with the unit, so I guess they are close relatives or something?

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Hunter: Pekka Sallinen (peksalli)

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