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1958 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-293793 1958 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 7-293793 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1958 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2014-08-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1958 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-293793 Is this scenario familiar to anyone?

After a cursory inspection, you decide to buy a typewriter because its outwardly horrific condition has convinced you that it would make an excellent parts machine. The rationale is that it will be used to rescue another model, one that cost you three times as much because it looked to be pristine, but currently doesn't work because it needs parts.

Then you spend a little time with the junker and discover that under all the dirt, and its malaise from mistreatment, that its an excellent machine which works flawlessly - almost anyway: it needs a new ribbon.

This SG1 had no right to work, it's easily the roughest of the seven I own in appearance, and yet it types like a charm. Go figure.

Carriage Ser. No. 8-266940

1958 Olympia SG1 #7-293793

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-27-2014 at 09:26AM
Last Edit: 08-27-2014 at 09:35AM


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Is this scenario familiar to anyone?

After a cursory inspection, you decide to buy a typewriter because its outwardly horrific condition has convinced you that it would make an excellent parts machine. The rationale is that it will be used to rescue another model, one that cost you three times as much because it looked to be pristine, but currently doesn't work because it needs parts.

Then you spend a little time with the junker and discover that under all the dirt, and its malaise from mistreatment, that its an excellent machine which works flawlessly - almost anyway: it needs a new ribbon.

This SG1 had no right to work, it's easily the roughest of the seven I own in appearance, and yet it types like a charm. Go figure.

Carriage Ser. No. 8-266940

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