1957 Olympia SM3 #956413
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-26-2020 at 07:22AM
Last Edit: 03-26-2020 at 10:38AM
This machine had a series of issues: one key lever link was missing, the backspace mechanism was not working, the vibrator was deformed and stuck and other small problems. It was also completely dry and dirty.
Before cleaning the body, I believe its color was green faded with time, only to discover that it is a very nice medium grey, in elegant combination with the brown keys.
To install the missing key lever link I had to remove the type bars and the sub levers, which is a routine procedure to do a four baths detailed cleaning and oiling.
The serial number on the carriage is missing, which probably means that it has been replaced sometime.
Now is in perfect working conditions.
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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