1964 Olympia Portable

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The newest addition to my family of typewriters.  It has features similar to a Splendid.  I have seen the name ‘Portable’ floated for similar models, but it appears that may be a general term, not related to a model name. No plate on my typewriter designates it as a Splendid. Distinctions for my typer-

  • 1) the paper rest is wire
  • 2) it does not have a case, it has a cover (matching)
  • 3) the margin release is placed to the far left, near the top row of keys
  • 4) the margin release is marked M.R. , not the ‘4-dot’ symbol

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Based on the serial number (95-89558) I’m going out on a limb and dating this as a 1964 critter. On the back is the standard silver plate, noting that it was hammered together in Western Germany.

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It types beautifully, feels great, in very good condition.

If you have clues as to what I should classify this as, let me know, and I’ll amend these notes. I thought it might be an SF, but I’m just not certain.  ~TH~

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