198X Olympia Traveller de Luxe S #15-6414669
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-10-2018 at 05:57AM
Last Edit: 10-26-2018 at 05:44AM
A typically Teutonic and functional portable typewriter. I'd been looking for one of these for a while and stumbled across this example in very good condition at the local antique emporium.
Already very clean, it didn't take much to get it back into full working condition. It types beautifully and is light enough to make it a practical portable, although heavier than some portables.
I like its sharp, clean lines, obviously designed to make this 1986(?) example fit in with the modern world and the emergence of personal computers and word processors. When this machine was produces, I was already on my second PC and was watching the rise of these typewriter replacements with great interest.
However, it's notable that my place of work still had a typing pool and I got into trouble producing and printing my own documents using a laptop PC rather than sending them to the typing pool.
Draft the document, send it to the typing pool, correct the typed version, send it back to the typing pool and finally wait for it to come back to the signed. Ah, those were the days!
Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired Air Traffic Controller. Got my first typewriter from Santa when I was about 8 years old and woke my parents up at 3am as I just had to try it out when I woke up! Have had an old Imperial 58 in the family for longer than I can remember. A computer geek, but I just love the mechanics of typewriters and have started to collect a few more to keep the Imperial company!
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