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1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2898638 1965 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 2898638 James Gifford's 1965 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2017-09-03 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.

1965 Olympia SM9 #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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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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