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1965 Olympia SM9

Serial #2898638

Nice machine with Senatorial (robot) type, the first in my collection with this kind of a typeface. The paper refuses to load straight and without curling the right paper edge, and the carriage release lever doesn't work, so the machine needs a bit of work. Still, a handsome beast. I'd mistaken it for an SM7 on the fly and had some fun reading about SM7s, SM8s, and SM9s, including this De Luxe, on various websites.

Owned By: James Gifford

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

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