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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1257058 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1257058 Edward Onda's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2022-07-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Edward Onda: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1257058 This unit was saved from a thrift store for 5 dollars. The main photo is "As received", but is now restored. It was in Rough shape. It appeared that someone was attempting to restore the case, and forgot about it. That's when it water got to the case and the release. I had to cut it out of the case. The unit is now restored. The photos are of the Initial state and in process restoration. The unit now freely types, and is fully functional. Body damage repairs have been completed and unit is fully reassembled . Photos have been updated following restoration

1958 Olympia SM3 #1257058

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Edward Onda (ejonda)
Created: 05-27-2018 at 06:32PM
Last Edit: 07-11-2022 at 08:07PM


Description:

This unit was saved from a thrift store for 5 dollars. The main photo is "As received", but is now restored. It was in Rough shape. It appeared that someone was attempting to restore the case, and forgot about it. That's when it water got to the case and the release. I had to cut it out of the case. The unit is now restored. The photos are of the Initial state and in process restoration. The unit now freely types, and is fully functional. Body damage repairs have been completed and unit is fully reassembled . Photos have been updated following restoration

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Case as found in Thrift Store
Case as found in Thrift Store

Body Damage caused by previous owner trying to get the unit off the case
Body Damage caused by previous owner trying to get the unit off the case

Case Release Damage.  Release rusted, and would not allow unit release
Case Release Damage. Release rusted, and would not allow unit release

Unit in Restoration
Unit in Restoration

Type bars reinstalled following cleaning
Type bars reinstalled following cleaning

Type bars after cleaning/restoration
Type bars after cleaning/restoration

Keys after restoration
Keys after restoration

Unit reassembled after restoration
Unit reassembled after restoration

Type Bars and guide with new ribbon installed
Type Bars and guide with new ribbon installed

Hunter: Edward Onda (ejonda)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1042

I have been collecting, restoring, and repairing, for a bit over 2 years now. The Majority of my collection is Mid and early century, and my preferred period is developing more to 19th century and early 20th. I am currently seeking more 19th century models to add to the collection.



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