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The Typewriter Database 1960 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1626631 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1960 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1626631 antique store guy called ....

Wooden case is tattered and split and three links are missing in the typebar set-up; they’ll be easy to replicate with wire. Note the missing +/=. Q, and W. How the heck something deep inside such a sturdy machine could just go missing, I can’t figure out, though it might be related to all those crayon scribbles on the ribbon cover.

Update: Fixed those typebar links with thin, strong wire. Now the whole thing is cleaned up and works as well as you expect for an Olympia, that is; very well indeed. That missing paper guide/card holder on the right side is no problem at all. I like this one.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1960 Olympia SM4

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1960 Olympia SM4
Serial #
1626631

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-27-2017 at 03:16PM
Last Edit: 11-06-2017 at 08:46PM

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antique store guy called ....

Wooden case is tattered and split and three links are missing in the typebar set-up; they’ll be easy to replicate with wire. Note the missing +/=. Q, and W. How the heck something deep inside such a sturdy machine could just go missing, I can’t figure out, though it might be related to all those crayon scribbles on the ribbon cover.

Update: Fixed those typebar links with thin, strong wire. Now the whole thing is cleaned up and works as well as you expect for an Olympia, that is; very well indeed. That missing paper guide/card holder on the right side is no problem at all. I like this one.


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Michael Hoehne
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While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.


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