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 to Ken Coghlan III Cancel 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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s