I mistyped when I said I paid 12 times the cost of the typewriter. In reality it was more like 7 times. My math failed me! Also, Olympia looks really strange hyphenated after the "Ol" (it looks like zero--one) and "ab-out" is about as strange! I think my English failed as well.
The title of this blog was inspired by my typewriters. An early motivation for my collecting--to rescue typewriters that were in danger of being discarded and to restore each of them to good working condition--has been an objective for all of my machines: to make them type again, hence "Re-Typing."