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1958 Olympia SG1 Serial # 374219 1958 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 374219 David Brechbiel's 1958 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2017-10-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1958 Olympia SG1 Serial # 374219 If you would like to explain why one would collect typewriters .. I would sit them down in front of this Olympia SG-1. What a fortunate find!

It was one of those evenings lazily reviewing eBay when up popped this beauty. After days of awaiting for the auction to complete. Seems like forever when you know it is good! .. I was the only bidder.

The seller had little experience with eBay and no experience shipping a typewriter. But, after a few messages exchanged and an offer to pay more to have it packed, she decided to tackle and send it on her own.

The SG-1 arrived double boxed, wrapped in wrap and cushioned in lots of packing.

Success! You can see the result. The only thing I completed was a thorough cleaning and a bit of rust removal from the ribbon arms.

It simply sails .. all of manual typewriter packaged into one German-Built Typewriter. It also helps that it is as old as I am ... I think it aged more gracefully than me. But I too have some quick moves in me!

1958 Olympia SG1 #374219

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2017 at 12:27PM
Last Edit: 10-10-2017 at 12:33PM


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If you would like to explain why one would collect typewriters .. I would sit them down in front of this Olympia SG-1. What a fortunate find!

It was one of those evenings lazily reviewing eBay when up popped this beauty. After days of awaiting for the auction to complete. Seems like forever when you know it is good! .. I was the only bidder.

The seller had little experience with eBay and no experience shipping a typewriter. But, after a few messages exchanged and an offer to pay more to have it packed, she decided to tackle and send it on her own.

The SG-1 arrived double boxed, wrapped in wrap and cushioned in lots of packing.

Success! You can see the result. The only thing I completed was a thorough cleaning and a bit of rust removal from the ribbon arms.

It simply sails .. all of manual typewriter packaged into one German-Built Typewriter. It also helps that it is as old as I am ... I think it aged more gracefully than me. But I too have some quick moves in me!

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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