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1949 Olympia SM1

Serial #24788

The SM series need no introduction. Some of the best typewriters ever made, all of them are reliable beyond belief and excellent performers.

And it started with this model, the SM1.

These brownish function keys are puzzling. Did they come straight from the factory or they were added later on?

This unit is not fully operative, but it´s promising. It came along with a Groma T, and since none of them are fit as a fiddle it´s hard to compare. Besides, this lady is a decade older, and it still has features that remind of past times (like the wire paper arm). In any case, I´m eager to see it at 100%.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
Sightings: 19

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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