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1964 Olympia SF

Serial #95 89558

Here is an Olympia which has features similar to a Splendid. I have seen the name 'Portable' floated for similar models, but it appears that may be a general term, not related to a model name. No plate on my typewriter designates it as a Splendid. Distinctions for my typer- 1) The paper rest is wire 2) it does not have a case, it has a cover 3) the margin release is placed to the far left, near the top row of keys 4) the margin release is marked M.R. , not the '4-dot' symbol.

Based on the serial number I'm going out on a limb and dating this as a 1964 critter. On the back is the standard silver plate, noting that it was hammered together in Western Germany.

It types beautifully, feels great, in very good condition.

If you have clues as to what I should classify this as, let me know, and I'll amend these notes. I thought it might be an SF, but I'm just not certain.

9/17/16 UPDATE: I purchased this critter for $56 from an Ebay auction. It was manufactured when I was three years old. ~TH~

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Retired school teacher, now busy cooking and writing. Typewriters fascinate me, I'm mostly interested in Portables from the 50's-70's.

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