1958 Optima Elite 3 #1016416
Created: 11-24-2019 at 03:36PM
Last Edit: 05-31-2020 at 09:42PM
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.
Hunter: John Cooper (johntheeditor)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Resident of Portland, Oregon since 2015. Mostly interested in semi-portables of the '30s, '40s, and '50s (the late glass key top through late pre-electric eras), with a special interest in unusual or distinctive typefaces other than techno and script. Still new and always learning!
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