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1957 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1088554 1957 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1088554 Michael Hoehne's 1957 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2015-04-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1957 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1088554 Found in a thrift store, where it had languished for five months.

This was very dirty outside but inside there were only some dust bunnies which came out easily. Praise to Scrubbing Bubbles and a toothbrush for the great job it does cleaning crinkle paint, at least on Olympia's paint; test it first on other brands. And keep it away from decals. Praise to Simichrome for the great job it does cleaning chrome.

The pitch is 9.75 characters per inch. Can anyone explain the European analogues to the US's elite and pica?

1957 Olympia SM3 #1088554

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-30-2015 at 07:44PM
Last Edit: 04-30-2015 at 08:01PM


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Found in a thrift store, where it had languished for five months.

This was very dirty outside but inside there were only some dust bunnies which came out easily. Praise to Scrubbing Bubbles and a toothbrush for the great job it does cleaning crinkle paint, at least on Olympia's paint; test it first on other brands. And keep it away from decals. Praise to Simichrome for the great job it does cleaning chrome.

The pitch is 9.75 characters per inch. Can anyone explain the European analogues to the US's elite and pica?

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