1958 Olympia SG1 #7-311013
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-12-2015 at 07:01PM
Last Edit: 10-04-2017 at 11:41AM
This, unfortunately, is not my typewriter- yet, anyway. It has been sitting in the basement of my middle school for probably a good decade with a few others (Royal KMG, Olivetti Linea 98 w/ very large font, IBM Wheelwriter 10 Series II) but this was the only of the manuals that didn't have a dust cover. Although it was largely sheltered by the boxes on top of it, a good amount of dust got in. Even more dust got in as the foam under the ribbon cover started to degrade and turn to fine powder.
After a little bit of de-greaser and Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Oil, things are starting to loosen up. It's still pretty stiff but progress is being made. (It is set at touch level 8 on purpose, to make the lower levels that I use seem much easier in comparison)
So, why is it at my house and yet not mine? For our school history fair this year, all the participating classes will research a certain topic about the history of the school. Luckily, I got the advancement of technology in the school. That includes, but is not limited to, typewriters. This being the only of the typewriters that needed work I was allowed to take it home. I will also be writing my history fair report with it, and later it will be put out as part of my display. I will of course ask to have the four typewriters after the fair, including this one, and I will make a $200 donation to do so.
I hope to get galleries of the other machines some time in these coming months. For now, though, it seems that this is the only one that will have temporary residence in my house.
Does anyone know the difference between a Deluxe SG1 and an ordinary one?
Talked to my principal, and it is official now. This, and all the other three, are MINE! I can move it now to my collection from sightings..
...and now I am changing the name to simply "SG1" to help with name normalization...
...and now I updated the pictures...
Hunter: Jack B (JustAnotherGuy)
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