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1954 Olympia SM3 Serial # 543855 1954 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 543855 Paolo Dal Chiele's 1954 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2021-01-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paolo Dal Chiele: 1954 Olympia SM3 Serial # 543855 This SM3 has three peculiarities: medical keyboard, double backspace and simplified early streamlined case.
Double backspace means then when pressing the backspace, the carriage is moved back by two spaces instead of one, which I believe was an option or maybe specific of typewriter with medical keyboard.
Interesting to note the letters "MED" hand written behind the type segment.

1954 Olympia SM3 #543855

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-07-2021 at 12:19PM
Last Edit: 01-07-2021 at 12:23PM


Description:

This SM3 has three peculiarities: medical keyboard, double backspace and simplified early streamlined case.
Double backspace means then when pressing the backspace, the carriage is moved back by two spaces instead of one, which I believe was an option or maybe specific of typewriter with medical keyboard.
Interesting to note the letters "MED" hand written behind the type segment.

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Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
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