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26-7-2015 17:44:40  #1


FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

Dear Typewriter enthusiasts, 

I've been working on a couple of typewriters during the past month. A tonne of polishing and looking for parts to get these into good to perfect shape. I like helping writers out and collectors. They may given evidence of their work, or collection, negotiate a deal. Anyway, I'm proud to present the following, go and have a look: 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241772801/1988-olivetti-college-lettera-25-azerty?ref=shop_home_active_5

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241888694/1929-triumph-portable-durabel-black?ref=shop_home_active_1
Sold
https://www.etsy.com/listing/241885562/1936-royal-portable-model-o-typewriter?ref=shop_home_active_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241881756/1945-olivetti-invicta-typewriter-ivory?ref=shop_home_active_3
Sold
https://www.etsy.com/listing/241774675/1945-olivetti-invicta-typewriter-black?ref=shop_home_active_4
Sold

Feedback welcome. Questions too.

Last edited by TheHammersmith (21-10-2015 13:38:58)

 

27-7-2015 14:48:21  #2


Re: FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

Hi Hammersmith, 

£328 for a Royal Model O?? 

I'm a bit confused, because you say:  

'Perhaps only an tiny issue with the ribbon guide which sometimes doesn't move down after typing. But in the low setting (Three settings: black, red, white) it works great. So this isn't a show stopper unless you want to change the ribbon colours.'

Do you mean the ribbon vibrator, that moves up and down when you type? If so, as the three colour selection settings are horizontal, which one is the 'low' one? White? Because if so, that means this machine doesn't even type! For a price that I;m assuming is something like $500 in US money, you'd think that you'd at least show the buyer a type sample. 

Oh, and for half a thousand dollars I'd be wanting to change the ribbon colours...

 

 

27-7-2015 17:45:21  #3


Re: FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

...I'd be wanting it to take dictation and make me coffee too.

Last edited by beak (27-7-2015 17:47:14)


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

28-7-2015 05:54:53  #4


Re: FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

beak wrote:

...I'd be wanting it to take dictation and make me coffee too.

Oh! Come on now, be fair, not even my Erika can make coffee. I rarely pay more than the price of two cups of coffee for a typewriter. One of these went at auction for £37 in June and another pristine one for £70 last month, far too much for me. This one is not even a gold plated one and there are a few of those doing the rounds at the moment. I do like these typewriters though and I am negotiating for one at the moment. I have offered a fiver but he is sticking out for £45, we will see, photo's to follow if I am lucky, meanwhile this one looks nice if you won the national lottery and money is no object.
 

 

21-10-2015 13:38:21  #5


Re: FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

Good thoughts. I've lowered the price and will make an effort to get some type up on the site...

Price is often based on other peoples selling price. And also depends on the amount of work I've put into the typewriter to get it functioning.
349 euro is nothing unusual.

If you think about it, buying something for 49 dollars or less, it might be cheap but you could end up spending a **** load of time and effort checking, cleaning and repairing the typewriter... 

     Thread Starter
 

10-12-2015 18:14:48  #6


Re: FS: Triumph Durable. Royal Portable Type O. Olivetti Invictas

Hammersmith is right. We, collectors think this is (Possibly) an outrageous price, BUT, don't forget, we know how to fix them. Some people that have no clue what to do with them, and want one to start writing will buy one like this. I have sold an Underwood #5 for like 245, and it wasn't in very good condition... So...


Currently looking for a Hammond, or Underwood 3 Banks to purchase.

Selling off most of my collection to start fresh.

PM me!
 

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