Typewriter, 1954 Oliver Portable

$418.00 USD

 This is a lovely 1954 portable Oliver typewriter with a charcoal matt black metal body with round black keys. This one has the slightly larger pica sized type face giving you 10 letters to the inch. It has its original metal spools and the cut out Oliver logo at the centre above the keys and also in a much larger size on the carriage. You can leave these as cutouts or fit any coloured card you wish. We have added a yellow coloured card.  Oliver typewriters were originally made in the US until the company went into liquidation in 1928 and it was bought by UK investors who started manufacturing in Croydon in England up until 1959. 

This typewriter is in full working order and we have given it a professional clean, service, adjusted and tested it and fitted a new top quality American made ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on.

We can supply Universal ribbons when required from £6.95. Available in plain black, red/black or other colour options. You would then rewind the ribbon onto the metal spools in the machine.

There are a few very minor marks and some discolouration in places to the paintwork, but generally it is a very good condition for its age.

The typewriter  measures 28 cm by 28 cm and is 9 cm high and has the Oliver Co address and details on  the back.

The carry case is also in a good condition with only minor marks and scratches to the cover of the wooden case. The carrying handle and catch both work well. You can keep the typewriter on the base board or easily  lift it off if you wish. It has the original basic starting instructions in the carry case lid.

We  include a copy of an Oliver manual, which has all its features listed and shows you how to change its ribbon.

This is a very collectable vintage working typewriter in a good general condition for its age with a nice industrial appeal. 

Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price.

Item Price includes delivery anywhere in the UK.

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"My Olivetti arrived a couple days ago. Got a chance to test it out and it works like a dream (you wouldn’t guess it was nearly half a century old). Thank you for including the original metal spools, it adds a great touch to the machine. Looking forward to adding another typewriter to the collection sometime soon..." - Jake

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