1950’s Oliver Portable Vintage Manual Typewriter
Working Oliver Portable vintage, manual typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was produced in the early 1950’s. Regardless of such old age, the machine works very well! The comfortable keys are responsive and it provides customisable functions for comfortable typing. This particular typewriter makes the typist feel almost as one with the piece they’re typing, away from the modern distractions and more focus on the ideas typed on paper. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, carriage lock, margin setters, ribbon selector (for the colour change), the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. The typewriter is fitted with a new ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it and without any hassle. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
Some of the features are:
- Classic vintage design
- Unique red case
- Grey coloured typewriter body made out of metal
The overall condition is very good. Types well and the keys feel comfortable. The handle of the case is rusty and minor signs of wear and age are present on the typewriter.
The retro typewriter would be ideal for writers and authors, especially in the creative field. It will also be a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.
The vintage typewriter is located in London, UK.