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The Typewriter Database 1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3586519 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3586519 with semi-hard case and unused cleaning kit; 11 char per inch;

** Heres a NOTE I found on the internet: Can I just say, having been in the typewriter trade since 1975, PLEASE take it from me that the Group 1 (or Group 1001) ribbon intended for Olympia, Adler, Facit, and many other makes DOES NOT have eyelets !! The ribbon mechanism is designed to trip and reverse when the ribbon gets taut as one spool becomes full and the other totally empty. Someone may well have fitted an eyeletted ribbon to a Group 1 spool as a bodge to get over a sluggish or badly adjusted ribbon reverse mechanism - to give the reversing fork an extra 'nudge'. The factory did not intend the ribbon to be reversed this way.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1968 Olympia SM9

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1968 Olympia SM9
Serial #
3586519

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-21-2013 at 10:09AM
Last Edit: 04-02-2017 at 02:14PM

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with semi-hard case and unused cleaning kit; 11 char per inch;

** Heres a NOTE I found on the internet: Can I just say, having been in the typewriter trade since 1975, PLEASE take it from me that the Group 1 (or Group 1001) ribbon intended for Olympia, Adler, Facit, and many other makes DOES NOT have eyelets !! The ribbon mechanism is designed to trip and reverse when the ribbon gets taut as one spool becomes full and the other totally empty. Someone may well have fitted an eyeletted ribbon to a Group 1 spool as a bodge to get over a sluggish or badly adjusted ribbon reverse mechanism - to give the reversing fork an extra 'nudge'. The factory did not intend the ribbon to be reversed this way.


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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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