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1956 Olympia SM3 #838365


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Lovely Burgundy Hammertone with dark chocolate keys. Sports the italic pica typeface. I am doubly lucky to find a rare color combined with a rare type.

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Hunter: David Wing (deedub)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 241

Living in So. Calif. USA. Bought a mint SC flattop at an estate sale for $5 some years ago, and enjoyed the tactility of typing after using computers since 1968, the punch-card era. I gave it to my mother-in-law to exercise her arthritic fingers. After she passed away last year I found it among her things. I wanted something newer, so bought an Olympia SM3. I am not a collector, but seem to have acquired more than 30 machines since March 2016, and have passed several on to family and friends, and bartered with others.



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