The Typewriter Man



Refurbished Typewriters For Sale

A selection of refurbished typewriters ready for immediate use
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All machines are English keyboard unless stated otherwise.

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Olympia Traveller Basic Portable


Made in 1977
With Snap-over Carry Case,
With  New All-Black Ribbon and Facsimile Manufacturers Instruction Book

The typestyle is Continental Elite (11 Characters per Inch) and the carriage width is 9.25 inches
Case colour is White with Dark Grey Keyboard and Trim
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance

The Olympia factory in West Germany had an excellent reputation for producing top-quality typewriters.  The Traveller is no exception.  With a design heritage going back to 1955, when the original SF was first produced, the first model spawned a whole series of lightweight but extremely durable typewriters.  These were re-designed to a more 'boxy' appearance in 1969 to become the Olympia Traveller.  The Traveller continued to be developed for the next two decades and ended up having a production run much longer than its' predecessors.  When first introduced, the Traveller came in two versions - Standard and DeLuxe.  This is the standard model which only differs by not having a touch control, using a single-colour ribbon only, and using a fold-up paper rest rather than a spring-loaded pop-up one.

The machine boasts a 44-character keyboard and fold-up paper rest.  A handy feature is the margin release key which also doubles as a typebar anti-clash device.  Clash two typebars and when you press the key, they pop back down again.  You will never have to get inky fingers ever again by putting them into the segment !  Every detail of these machines has been carefully thought out to make life as convenient as possible for the user.   This particular machine has had little use and is in good condition.  Unfortunately the is a mark at the back of the plastic snap-over carry case where it must have come into contact with a solvent at some time in the past.  The typewriter itself is unaffected of course.  It takes a readily-available ribbon which is still in current production.  If you are looking for a quality but 'no frills' typewriter that will take more than just occasional use when necessary, this would be the one to have.

PRICE    £145

Plus £17 Postage