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Olympia Military Typewriter with Case, SS Runic Key
Listing # 8947
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $620.00
Starting bid: $495.00
# of bids: 9
Closes: 5 Days, 7 Hours
Started: 3/23/2020 2:55:03 PM
Ends: 4/4/2020 1:00:00 PM

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Original German typewriter 'Olympia Robusta' was produced specifically for the German military forces in 1942, based on the serial number and production statistics. The machine action is perfect and all features work smoothly. The platen rubber is original and has not hardened. The machine features the runic 'SS' key as can be seen in the images. Not all of the military Olympias include the runic key, leading some researchers to the conclusion that those machines that feature the key were made specifically for the Waffen SS. The body and action cover are finished in field grey with some wear to the finish as can be seen in the images. The typewriter is still housed in its heavy military wood and metal case. The case retains its original field grey painted finish which shows wear and handling, and has '41' stamped into the wood behind the typewriter bed (assumably the date of manufacture of the case). The paint on the bottom exterior is mostly worn off from use. Some of the wood veneer has been chipped off on the underside of the case as well. Metal spring arms and wool padding inside the case keep the machine from being jostled in the field. Above the carrying handle is painted 'Nr. 1'. The original weatherproof seal is still in place. Most typewriters were re-used after the war, both by Allied forces as well as by civilians, and many have had their keys reworked, are missing the metal action cover, have cracked frames, as well as cosmetic damage. However this machine has survived in outstanding, untouched condition. 

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