Made circa 1985
This typewriter was made in Japan circa 1985 by Nakajima on behalf of the German manufacturer Olympia Business Machines who by then had abandoned production of manual portable typewriters in favour of electronic machines. Using many parts from the Nakajima electric portable typewriter makes this manual version a nice sturdy machine. Unusually for a portable typewriter, it has a 12.5 inch carriage - meaning that it will easily take a piece of A4 paper sideways. This makes it ideal for a number of uses including artwork and scrap-booking. It has every feature that you would expect to find on a full-size office manual typewriter. The Carina 2 comes with a paper rest, a platen freehead to enable you to line up pre-printed forms precisely, and a full tabulator. It has a 44-character keyboard, plus an automatic repeating space bar and a handy adjustable keyboard touch control.
This particular machine appears to have had very little use from its previous owner, with no real signs of wear. It is in near-new condition. It takes a readily-available ribbon and is ready to give many more years of faithful service. The machine comes complete with a hard carry case..
Plus £25.00 UK Postage