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1965 Olympia SM9

Serial #2881875

Typed on a slip of paper taped to the inside of the case: “PLEASE SAVE THIS RECEIPT--June 25, 1966 $119.28”. Man, they had good Scotch tape back then! Script font at 11 cpi.

At one of those charity fundraiser yard sales. It was not there the previous day, but I happened to be going past and thought “What the heck. Why not check again?” and a worker called out across the yard, “Hey! Typewriter Man! Somebody dropped these off this morning...” The other being an electronic one without a manual.

Script, eh? Ribbon's a little wonky, though.

Owned By: 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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