1956 Olympia SF #5-4295
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-23-2020 at 12:20PM
Last Edit: 12-15-2020 at 03:09AM
This Olympia SF is interesting because it is from 1956, the first year of production started. According to the data of the Typewriter Database 4862 SF were produced before the end of the year.
Many details of the early SF are specific, numerous modifications being introduced after few months of production, such as the paper support, the platen knobs, the wrinkle paint and the indexes for the margins setting.
Modifications were also made to the chassis and mechanical details, and although this SF seems at first sight identical to a Splendid 33 of the early sixties, in fact it is a significantly different machine.
One of the problems Olympia SF / SF DeLuxe / Splendid ultraportable had is related to the noise reduction foam; being the foam in contact with the chassis and retaining the humidity, it typically cause rusting and oxidation stains.
Due to ageing it is also tends to become brittle, and to turn into dust that covers all the mechanics. This machine was no exception, and as you can see it had to be dismantled to clean it thoroughly. The original foam has been replaced with more suitable felt, may be less effective but less problematic.
In addition to cleaning, oiling and lubrication, it was necessary to correct the alignment of the uppercase and lowercase letters (motion).
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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..
Of the typewriters I value more character than perfection, the signs that time has left and the stories - or fragments of stories - of those who used them ...
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