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1957 Olympia SM3 Serial # 993786 1957 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 993786 Brad Sarno's 1957 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2014-08-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno: 1957 Olympia SM3 Serial # 993786 1957 Olympia SM3, excellent condition, case too. This little SM3 is such a great typewriter. The Olympia build quality and aesthetic beauty is just fantastic. Many of the '50s SM's that I've typed on were really loud with stone-hard platens, but fortunately, for some reason, this platen still has some rubber left to it and it's pleasantly NOT too loud to type on. These are such beauties. This one has the small 12-pitch elite typeface. I do need a better ribbon for it though.

1957 Olympia SM3 #993786

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-24-2014 at 10:19AM
Last Edit: 08-24-2014 at 10:25AM


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1957 Olympia SM3, excellent condition, case too. This little SM3 is such a great typewriter. The Olympia build quality and aesthetic beauty is just fantastic. Many of the '50s SM's that I've typed on were really loud with stone-hard platens, but fortunately, for some reason, this platen still has some rubber left to it and it's pleasantly NOT too loud to type on. These are such beauties. This one has the small 12-pitch elite typeface. I do need a better ribbon for it though.

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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.



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