One of my Exes-
This was an opportunity buy - a low price but with no case. I didn't know it was an SM8 until a friend pointed out the difference between the SM8 & SM9 - manual tab sets on the back of the machine - just like the classic SM3!
This machine didn't need any work - it was clean and set to go from the start. The typing action is superb. I wish all my script machines could type this well.
The grey keys are a tad unusual, as most SM9's have black keys. All in all this has just enough personality to make it a keeper.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Writer, collector and typewriter tinkerer based in the Seattle area, WA State, U.S.A.
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