Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SOLD- 1950's typewriter- $40

this little gem came to seattle in the early 1950's by way of the West German company Olympia Werke AG Wilhelmshaven. the Olympia Splendid 33 is a sharp looking, mid-century workhorse with an all-metal painted shell, and gleaming stainless steel guts. the gorgeous reddish brown keys give it a sweet look, but don't be fooled. when it comes to function, those West Germans don't mess around. it even comes with a UW University Book Store metal tag. i bet this typewriter was a best friend to some graduate student in the philosophy department back in the day. (original case included.)

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