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1958 Olympia SM3

Serial #1166873

Does anybody recognise this numbering scheme? I'm curious where this typer has been!


Nice German/French typer in fine shape but needed a thorough inner cleaning. Elite typeface. Looks like military issue or government/industrial hand-me-down based on color and interesting number (Q3019) on machine and case. Vibrator was disconnected but reconnected with help from Brian Brumfield. Thanks Brian!

Has a "1" key! Only noticed after I started typing the serial number, so it's 1166873.

Sighted By: John Munroe

Username: jamunroe
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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

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Does anybody recognise this numbering scheme? I'm curious where this typer has been!

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