Working 1960s Olympia Portable Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made In Western Germany
Working 1960s Olympia vintage, manual portable typewriter in London (U.K.). Despite being more than fifty years old, this German made machine works well! The comfortable keys are responsive and bouncy resulting in a very satisfying typing experience. All the mechanisms work as intended and the keys function without sticking. This sturdy typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it, without any hassle. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
The overall condition is good. Minor signs of age and use are present. Please note that the case is in a worn out condition. Also, the top cover has some paint worn off on the left side, see photos.
The typewriter is relatively small and portable in size and therefore would be suitable if you are planning to travel. The retro Olympia would also be a starting point for a typist with little or no experience of using typewriters. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the Olympia typewriter, it can be a great gift or can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.