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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.

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They paint the frame casting. Nice.

They paint the frame casting. Nice.

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