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1955 Olympia SM3

Serial #641055

There are two things I don´t like about this typewriter:

The first one is that it´s not mine. A good friend brought it knowing I enjoy these trinkets, but here comes the second thing I don´t like...

It doesn´t work. My friend said the carriage was jammed, and you can bet it is. And how. I suspect there´s something going terribly wrong inside it, and I don´t feel capable of dealing with that. I feel quite bad about it, because I hoped I could help my friend with that problem, since he wants to bring the typewriter back home in working condition and give it to his father (the original owner) as a present.

But I´m pretty sure the escapement is heavily damaged...

Therefore, what could have been a good story about a friend who gets his typewriter back into action (and a great one, BTW) has turned into a big failure. I really wish I could repair this guy!

Sighted 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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