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1961 Olympia SM7

Serial #1880765

1961 Olympia SM7

I paid CAN$3 plus $60 in shipping for this visually pleasing but mechanically maddening machine. The carriage won't budge easily. The carriage band (if that's what it's called) has come off and is jammed inside. I'll add this machine to my stack of projects. I'll upload a type sample when I get it working. It deserves better.

Owned By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1798
Galleries: 122
Collection: 121
Sightings: 1

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.

1961 Olympia SM7 Type Sample

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