What can you do with a SG1?
Pretty much everything since it´s one of the best typewriters ever, but not this one.
Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, and it´ll take a while because apart from the regular maintenance expected with typewriters which have been neglected for decades, this one features a little nagging extra: the "S" typeslug fell off.
It was apparently alright, but in fact it was about to collapse. No need to thit the platen, it just fell off. Now I need a new one and a way to weld it, and that makes it a great candidate for the expert hands of... Alberto.
Pascual, my friend and trusted expert in typewriter repair, has finally retired after something like 60 years in the business. Now Alberto is in charge, and while his technical abilities are AWESOME, he´s not as dilligent and typewriters are piling up in the repair queue.
So for now, no comparison between the mighty SG1 and SG3 or any other machine for that matter.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.
Super de Luxe. Sounds powerful enough, right? It´s like Ultra Expert Master, or Mega Pro Extra...
Inside a typewriter I found a serial number :D
Professionally printed, coil bound workshop repair manuals.