- American and Armstrong
- Blickensderfer and Niagara
- Chinese typewriter
- Groma, Optima and Combina
- Japanese typewriter
- L.C. Smith & Bros.
- Olivetti M1 and M20
- Olivetti portable typewriters
- Silver Reed
- Smith Premier
- Typewriters for blind
AEG Deutsche Werke A.G., Erfurt, Germany
Olympia typewriter has in interesting company history. The roots go as far back as 1883 when the “Allgemeine Elektricitäts Gesellschaft” was founded (see Mignon).
1903 Union Schreibmaschinen-Gesellschaft (Mignon typewriter)
1923 AEG Deutsche Werke A.G. (AEG typewriter)
1930 Europa Schreibmaschinen AG (Olympia typewriter)
1936 Olympia Büromaschinenwrke A.G.
1950 Olympia Werke West GmbH, Wilhelmshaven
1954 Olympia Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Wilhelmshaven
The predecessor of Olympia typewriter, the AEG, was introduced in 1923. In 1930 the typewriter was renamed Olympia. During the World War II the factory in Erfurt was partly destroyed. After the war “VEB Optima Büromaschinenwerke” continued to produce typewriters. This company was later renamed “Optima Büromaschinenwerk Erfurt”. In West Germany production restarted in Wilhelmshaven. Olympia was a popular typewriter in Europe. Both office and portable (from 1931) typewriters were produced. In the beginning of 1990th the factory was closed.