I like the Olympia portable typewriters. I especially enjoy the ones with Pica and this one comes with beautiful crisp type. If this wasn’t a customer’s machine, it would be in my home.
We get quite a few dark green Olympia’s in the shop and this one has that nice brown finish with the dark, almost purple key tops. A very pretty machine.
The case was in rough shape, quite opposite the typewriter. The case was a real trooper and protected the typewriter admirably. Normally, I just vacuum out the case and set it aside. This time my enthusiasm got the better of me and I took off all the fittings, glued all the broken joints, filled in the cracks and PAINTED the case. I had no idea you could still get the exact metallic hammered finish and color (it was a perfect match). I went a little overboard on this one with way too many coats. Next time, and there will be a next time, I’ll go lighter on the paint to better match the factory finish.