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21-2-2020 14:59:29  #1


Olympia Splendid 33

I picked this up today. Ut as pretty dusty and a bit dirty. After a quick once over with some cleaner on the exterior, here is how she looks.  Its a real nice typer.  It has a great feel.  The case is also in excellent condition.

Anyone have one of these?  They don't appear to be real common in the area where I live. 

https://i.imgur.com/LQNM67y.jpg?1


https://i.imgur.com/UZ95Bru.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/r3qixXw.jpg

 

21-2-2020 15:46:45  #2


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

They are very common where I live (The Netherlands).
I have one that's most likely build before your Splendid, it has a wire frame paper support. It is indeed a nice typer.
I also have one that's build after your Splendid, it has the MR-key moved to make room for an extra character key on the top row. That one has an exhousting heavy touch.
Your's look well preserved, congrats.
Lau
 

 

21-2-2020 15:57:09  #3


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

By the serial number it looks like it is from late 1960/early 1961

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21-2-2020 16:17:25  #4


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

Mine are from 1959 and 1962, so yours fits nicely between them

 

21-2-2020 16:23:21  #5


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

I also have a similar one, the SF, with the wire paper suport as well. It is a nice typer in the ultraportable range, very nicely built. I see that you got also a german keyboard, quertz!  well at this speed you will be done with 12 typewriters in a couple of weeks! 

 

21-2-2020 16:48:41  #6


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

I planned to buy 4, now I have 24

 

21-2-2020 17:25:07  #7


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

rdnzl wrote:

By the serial number it looks like it is from late 1960/early 1961

Based on the TWDB I calculated Olympia build an avarage of 9189 SF's per month between 1956 and 1961.
With this number you can estimate the month your SF was produced (or the serial was added to the frame).

 

22-2-2020 11:02:48  #8


Re: Olympia Splendid 33

I spent some time typing on it, and I'll have to say that it's a great little machine. It might give my Hermes Baby some competition for my grab and go typewriter. 

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