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1963 Olympia SM7

Serial #2219418

"Chemlab"

Love the design of this elegant machine! Has plenty of chemical splashes that - along with the Greek characters - tell me it was used in a lab somewhere here in Japan. Still needs a serious cleaning to get up to scratch, but a keeper!

Sighted By: John Munroe

Username: jamunroe
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

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Can't get over these Greek characters, even though I have no use for them. Who cares! Beautiful.

Sluggish tabs on this most filthy of machines tell me my tab issues with SM9s and my SG1 might well be related to my lack of a serious high pressure hose and air blaster.

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