So, tell me about this Carina 2 typewriter.

The Carina 2 is a very solid typewriter despite the plastic case, but is very light despite its size. Even when it is being kept in its interesting case. 

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “So, tell me about this Carina 2 typewriter.

  1. Nice looking typewriter. I have never been much for the plastics even though I have a few German-made Adlers. It's what is under the plastic that counts. I had an Olympia B12, fine typer, made by Nakajima.

    Like

  2. I have a B12, too, and I bet they share some internal parts (same issue with the number row keys, similar-looking carriage parts). It's the best Nakajima machine I know of and I underuse it, though never forget it's a good machine.

    Like

  3. A nice review! As with seemingly everyone else on this list, I TOO have a B12. I find it to be a delightful modern typewriter and really can't say a bad thing about it. It is the newest machine in my collection, and was basically brand new when I bought it. I took it apart and found that it still had factory grease on some of the parts.

    Of course, the Carina 2 is on my 'to get' list, purely for the fact that it's Olympia.

    Also, I think I just heard a giant GASP coming from the direction of Chicago when you mentioned your Carina defecating on the Olivetti Studio 44 &46…

    Like

  4. You don't like the Olivetti Studio 46? I find it a tremendous machine. Whether you touch or hammer it, it always produces smooth, refined lines. Seriously, if I had only one typewriter I'd be happy to stick with the Studio 46. And I find the extra carriage length is useful more often than not.

    Like

  5. Typewriter number one from my road trip/ Mine has the Olympia on the left and Carina 2 on the right. I hope to find more typewriters later to day and the rest of the week weather dependent. Snow, ice and rain are in the forecast beginning tonight and ending Wednesday 😦

    There is a Salvation Army store nearby that I passed twice today and did not stop. First time I did not want to cross traffic. Only someone familiar with this area can understand.

    Live from the Keystone.

    Like

  6. Typewriter number one from my road trip/ Mine has the Olympia on the left and Carina 2 on the right. I hope to find more typewriters later to day and the rest of the week weather dependent. Snow, ice and rain are in the forecast beginning tonight and ending Wednesday 😦

    There is a Salvation Army store nearby that I passed twice today and did not stop. First time I did not want to cross traffic. Only someone familiar with this area can understand.

    Live from the Keystone.

    Like

  7. What is the differenece between a Carina 1 and a Carina 2? Have found a Carina 1 here, but not yet mine. Can't see any differences between the two except in the name tough.

    Like

  8. Hello Scott,

    I just bought the same typewriter as described in your blog. I’m going to clean it up very soon. but I notice something weird regarding the capital letters. In fact when I type a capital letter is it placed lower than where it should be compared to other small letter. I can’t find a way to fix it at the moment. Have you ever encounter this issue with your typewriters.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s