|Sent from my Olympia Carina 2 SN 48116741|
|Left alignment screws.|
|Right alignment screws.|
|This is just a macro of the screws. Top most is for UPPER and bottom most is for lower case.|
|Before a Zep bath.|
|After a quick washing in Zep|
|Olympia Carina 2, Made in Japan by Nakajima|
This one is a bit flimsy, reminds me of my Brother which is also a flimsy machine. The Carina 2 is a nicer typer than my B12 and it does not have the tinny sound. It is all plastic except for the paper tray and the major machine components. To rate the machine compared to the B12 I would say the B12 is an ok typer and the Carina 2 is a fairly good typer.
The Carina 2 is a nice travel typewriter as far as weight and size, but with the large blow molded case it is quite large, about the size of a big brief case where a Skyriter, Baby or Montana is much more suited to travel as they are all much smaller when in their case.
The Carina 2, being a Nakajima machine has no information on line about its history or date of manufacture. None of the serial number databases have it or any serial numbers close to it listed.
Here is the link to my earlier article when I first got the Carina 2.
The Olympia B12 is here.