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The Typewriter Database 1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2881875 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2881875 Typed on a slip of paper taped to the inside of the case: “PLEASE SAVE THIS RECEIPT--June 25, 1966 $119.28”. Man, they had good Scotch tape back then! Script font at 11 cpi.

At one of those charity fundraiser yard sales. It was not there the previous day, but I happened to be going past and thought “What the heck. Why not check again?” and a worker called out across the yard, “Hey! Typewriter Man! Somebody dropped these off this morning...” The other being an electronic one without a manual.

Script, eh? Ribbon's a little wonky, though.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1965 Olympia SM9

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1965 Olympia SM9
Serial #
2881875

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-21-2017 at 06:33PM
Last Edit: 07-23-2017 at 05:02PM

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Typed on a slip of paper taped to the inside of the case: “PLEASE SAVE THIS RECEIPT--June 25, 1966 $119.28”. Man, they had good Scotch tape back then! Script font at 11 cpi.

At one of those charity fundraiser yard sales. It was not there the previous day, but I happened to be going past and thought “What the heck. Why not check again?” and a worker called out across the yard, “Hey! Typewriter Man! Somebody dropped these off this morning...” The other being an electronic one without a manual.

Script, eh? Ribbon's a little wonky, though.


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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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