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1958 Optima Elite 3 Serial # 1016416 1958 Optima Elite 3 typewriter, Serial # 1016416 John Cooper's 1958 Optima Elite 3 typewriter. 2020-05-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1958 Optima Elite 3 Serial # 1016416 To my mind, this Elite 3 doesn't live up to its reputation as superior even to the Olympia SM3, but it is a perfectly good typewriter, with great looks, a snappy feel, and a distinctive type face. Sold in May 2020.

1958 Optima Elite 3 #1016416

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-24-2019 at 03:36PM
Last Edit: 05-31-2020 at 09:42PM


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To my mind, this Elite 3 doesn't live up to its reputation as superior even to the Olympia SM3, but it is a perfectly good typewriter, with great looks, a snappy feel, and a distinctive type face. Sold in May 2020.

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Hunter: John Cooper (johntheeditor)

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