Vintage Olympia Monica Portable Typewriter, Made in West Germany
Vintage Olympia Monica Portable Typewriter, Made in West Germany.
Vintage typewriter from the fifties of the brand Olympia, model Monica. The typewriter has plastic keys and a metal housing. The color varies in shades of beige/gray with chrome details. QWERTY keyboard. The typewriter itself stands on four solid round rubber feet.
This typewriter can be removed from the case, but can also be used in the lid, so that it can be stored easily and quickly.
This portable typewriter sits in a solid case with dark gray top and bottom with a beige centerpiece. The suitcase stands on two round metal legs, the hinges form the other two legs. Portable by means of a sturdy handle. Chrome closure at the front.
This typewriter is in a used vintage condition with age-related traces of use. The ink ribbon is still fully usable. All keys work and the ribbons of this typewriter are still available in different places online if you are looking for a replacement.
- Height: 16 - 18 cm.
- Length: 35 - 36 cm.
- Width: 34.5 cm.
A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type. Typically, a typewriter has an array of keys, and pressing one causes a different single character to be produced on the paper, by causing a ribbon with dried ink to be struck against the paper by a type element similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. Commonly a separate type element (called a typebar) corresponds to each key, but the mechanism may also use a single type element (such as a typeball) with a different portion of it used for each possible character. At the end of the nineteenth century, the term typewriter was also applied to a person who used a typing machine.
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