The Olympia typewriter factory split at the end of the Second World War with new production starting in West Germany under the Olympia brand and the old factory which was in East Germany making under the Optima brand name . This fabulous matt pastel green coloured Elite model 3 with silver chrome trim was made in 1957 .Optima have a good reputation as quality typewriters and for having a nice "touch " .This one is in good working order and has chocolate brown keys with white letters and numbers. It has the Optima logo in silver to the front of the ribbon cover as well as "Made in Germany " and "Elite 3 " on the back. It types well and is in a good overall condition with just a few minor marks in places mainly just on the inside of the left front hand corner , the left hand side towards the front and one mark on the top of the carriage.This one has the more standard " Elite " type giving you 12 letters to the inch.
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned ,serviced, adjusted and tested . It is in full working order and is fitted with a new Group 1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on !
We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons from £4.95 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black and a range of universal ribbons in other colour options. A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months .
The typewriter measures 28 cms across by 30 cms deep by 13 cms high . It comes with a wooden case which has a covering .The latter has some signs of wear and discolouration on both the inside and outside , but works well .
We include a copy of an instruction booklet showing the features and how to change the ribbon .This is a good quality 1950's typewriter in full working order , which not only looks wonderful but is a serious typer !
Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price .