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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1120981 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1120981 Mary Echevarria's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2018-11-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1120981 I fixed this typewriter for a friend, replacing the the draw string which had gotten tangled in the mainspring. The carriage was grinding against the shell and I saw telltale scrape marks on the shell. I replaced the melted washers and all was well.

1958 Olympia SM3 #1120981

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-25-2018 at 08:08AM
Last Edit: 11-25-2018 at 08:14AM


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I fixed this typewriter for a friend, replacing the the draw string which had gotten tangled in the mainspring. The carriage was grinding against the shell and I saw telltale scrape marks on the shell. I replaced the melted washers and all was well.

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Replaced melted washers with new washers
Replaced melted washers with new washers

Scrape marks from carriage grinding on shell - fixed with new washers
Scrape marks from carriage grinding on shell - fixed with new washers

Serial number stamped underneath on frame by mainspring
Serial number stamped underneath on frame by mainspring

Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)

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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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