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The Typewriter Database 1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2898638 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2898638 Nice machine with Senatorial (robot) type, the first in my collection with this kind of a typeface. The paper refuses to load straight and without curling the right paper edge, and the carriage release lever doesn't work, so the machine needs a bit of work. Still, a handsome beast. I'd mistaken it for an SM7 on the fly and had some fun reading about SM7s, SM8s, and SM9s, including this De Luxe, on various websites.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1965 Olympia SM9

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1965 Olympia SM9
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2898638

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2017 at 11:42AM
Last Edit: 09-03-2017 at 06:59PM

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Nice machine with Senatorial (robot) type, the first in my collection with this kind of a typeface. The paper refuses to load straight and without curling the right paper edge, and the carriage release lever doesn't work, so the machine needs a bit of work. Still, a handsome beast. I'd mistaken it for an SM7 on the fly and had some fun reading about SM7s, SM8s, and SM9s, including this De Luxe, on various websites.


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James Gifford
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I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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