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The Typewriter Database 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1166873 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1166873 "Klaus"

Nice German/French typer in fine shape but needed a thorough inner cleaning. Elite typeface. Looks like military issue or government/industrial hand-me-down based on color and interesting number (Q3019) on machine and case. Vibrator was disconnected but reconnected with help from Brian Brumfield. Thanks Brian!

Has a "1" key! Only noticed after I started typing the serial number, so it's 1166873.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1958 Olympia SM3

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1958 Olympia SM3
Serial #
1166873

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-22-2015 at 07:50PM
Last Edit: 08-17-2017 at 10:09PM

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"Klaus"

Nice German/French typer in fine shape but needed a thorough inner cleaning. Elite typeface. Looks like military issue or government/industrial hand-me-down based on color and interesting number (Q3019) on machine and case. Vibrator was disconnected but reconnected with help from Brian Brumfield. Thanks Brian!

Has a "1" key! Only noticed after I started typing the serial number, so it's 1166873.


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John Munroe
Username: jamunroe

From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.


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