1949 Olympia SM1 #24788
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-11-2017 at 08:36AM
Last Edit: 08-11-2017 at 08:38AM
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 itÂ´s promising. It came along with a Groma T, and since none of them are fit as a fiddle itÂ´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, IÂ´m eager to see it at 100%.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´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 only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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