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1935 Olympia Elite Serial # 49802 1935 Olympia Elite typewriter, Serial # 49802 Kirk Jackson's 1935 Olympia Elite typewriter. 2021-08-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kirk Jackson: 1935 Olympia Elite Serial # 49802 A beautiful Elite acquired from an eBay listing by a well known collector. A converted QWERTZ machine, it arrived with a brand new AMES platen installed with the paper still on it. Paint is in wonderful shape, decals have some wear, but still legible. Pica - 10cpi

1935 Olympia Elite #49802

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kirk Jackson (nashvilletypewriter)
Created: 08-14-2021 at 10:55AM
Last Edit: 08-14-2021 at 10:56AM


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A beautiful Elite acquired from an eBay listing by a well known collector. A converted QWERTZ machine, it arrived with a brand new AMES platen installed with the paper still on it. Paint is in wonderful shape, decals have some wear, but still legible. Pica - 10cpi

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Hunter: Kirk Jackson (nashvilletypewriter)

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"Why typewriters?"
It's a question that comes up when people find out that I not only collect them, but prefer to write on them.
Analog writing is a much more tactile experience.
It's like comparing an artist painting with oils or using a wacom tablet.
You hear it.
FEEL it.
Get your hands dirty when having to change the ribbons, pay attention to margins, actually think for a moment before attacking the keys.
My story started with a couple of cheap beaters found in a thrift store for under $10 and has quickly progressed into close to fifty.
What started as a interest, became a hobby, then passion, and now could arguably be called an affliction.
But it's one that I intentionally infected myself with and haven't regretted even a little.



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