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198X Olympia Carrera MD Serial # 7641007771 198X Olympia Carrera MD typewriter, Serial # 7641007771 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 198X Olympia Carrera MD typewriter. 2015-09-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olympia Carrera MD Serial # 7641007771 The second typewriter at my family´s accountant office. It´s also fully functional, and while it does not work as much as the Olympia SG3, it also has its place there.

This little wedge is not the most glamurous typewriter in the world, but it has something I like a lot: the typeface. As one would expect with these things, the writing is clear, regular and accurate. If you add a nice typefice to the mix you get a good result, something that makes you forget the plastic around.

I think the Carrera MD is a fairly common model here. I have seen others out there, and they appear to be a typical choice when many people thought a wedge would be a technological advance over manual typewriters. The irony is that people who have to use a typewriter nowadays usually stick to the oldies, and even more if you use a so-so wedge. Maybe if you had something like an Olivetti ET2200 you could run an office with it, but only with this...

198X Olympia Carrera MD #7641007771

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Created: 09-16-2015 at 06:40AM
Last Edit: 09-16-2015 at 06:42AM


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The second typewriter at my family´s accountant office. It´s also fully functional, and while it does not work as much as the Olympia SG3, it also has its place there.

This little wedge is not the most glamurous typewriter in the world, but it has something I like a lot: the typeface. As one would expect with these things, the writing is clear, regular and accurate. If you add a nice typefice to the mix you get a good result, something that makes you forget the plastic around.

I think the Carrera MD is a fairly common model here. I have seen others out there, and they appear to be a typical choice when many people thought a wedge would be a technological advance over manual typewriters. The irony is that people who have to use a typewriter nowadays usually stick to the oldies, and even more if you use a so-so wedge. Maybe if you had something like an Olivetti ET2200 you could run an office with it, but only with this...

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´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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