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1954 Olympia SM2 Serial # 588595 1954 Olympia SM2 typewriter, Serial # 588595 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1954 Olympia SM2 typewriter. 2020-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1954 Olympia SM2 Serial # 588595 This is my 1954 Olympia SM2 (serial number 588595). I got it on 11th July 2020 from a local seller for just €10. I had no clues about Olympias and was not really seeking one but I could not resist this great offer. And it has not led me down: the SM2 is a beautiful. sturdy, precise and quick typewriter, which I do not want to miss in my collection. It can take a pounding and will continue to do so for many years, that I am sure of.
When I got it it was a bit dirty and dusty and had a strong basement odour evaporating from it even though the seller told me several times that they did not keep it in "that kind of basement". Well, the ribbon was mouldy, which was the main source for the smell, but I also had to clean all the felt in there and keep it in the sun for quite some time. Now it does not only look great but it also smells great!

1954 Olympia SM2 #588595

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)
Created: 08-16-2020 at 10:43PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2020 at 10:46PM


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This is my 1954 Olympia SM2 (serial number 588595). I got it on 11th July 2020 from a local seller for just €10. I had no clues about Olympias and was not really seeking one but I could not resist this great offer. And it has not led me down: the SM2 is a beautiful. sturdy, precise and quick typewriter, which I do not want to miss in my collection. It can take a pounding and will continue to do so for many years, that I am sure of.
When I got it it was a bit dirty and dusty and had a strong basement odour evaporating from it even though the seller told me several times that they did not keep it in "that kind of basement". Well, the ribbon was mouldy, which was the main source for the smell, but I also had to clean all the felt in there and keep it in the sun for quite some time. Now it does not only look great but it also smells great!

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SM2 in open case
SM2 in open case

SM2 front
SM2 front

SM2 keys
SM2 keys

SM2 open ribbon spools cover
SM2 open ribbon spools cover

SM2 left side
SM2 left side

SM2 right side
SM2 right side

SM2 slugs
SM2 slugs

SM2 case (unrestored)
SM2 case (unrestored)

Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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