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1912 Oliver 5 Serial # 334167 1912 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 334167 Christopher Ochs's 1912 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2021-11-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Christopher Ochs: 1912 Oliver 5 Serial # 334167 06/01/18: Purchased from a gentleman in Bothell, WA.

1912 Oliver 5 #334167

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Christopher Ochs (ChristopherOchs)
Created: 11-06-2021 at 08:52PM
Last Edit: 11-06-2021 at 09:37PM


06/01/18: Purchased from a gentleman in Bothell, WA.

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Hunter: Christopher Ochs (ChristopherOchs)

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Hello, fellow Typospherians!

I consider myself to have officially joined the Typosphere in March 2016. My current fleet is diverse and I intend to keep it that way. My first acquisition was a mint-condition 1945 Smith-Corona Clipper I bought in 2012, but at the time, 'typewriter fever' hadn't taken hold, and I seldom used the Clipper. After I rediscovered the Clipper in March 2016 while cleaning out my roll-top desk, the intrigue stayed permanently.

While I still browse online listings or visit antique shops with an eye out for typewriters, I have slowed down on making new acquisitions. These days, I try to maintain the collection I already have, rescue-and-rehabilitate from time to time, and am slowing creating photo galleries of my collection here on the Typewriter Database with the hope that these records are useful to the Typosphere.

I currently live in the small town of Granite Falls, WA. I remember using typewriters from a very young age before my family had our first PC and 'the interwebs'. The typewriters in the house were electrics, but even with the powered models, there was something about the tactile results I got on paper that stuck with me. As an avid collector of non-electric (but functional) antiques such as furniture, hurricane/oil lamps, looms, and spinning wheels, manual typewriters have quickly made their place in my household and an indelible mark on my life and creative soul.

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