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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1239605 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1239605 James Gifford's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2019-12-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1239605 This SM3 is a close to new-old stock I've ever seen. It looks brand new. There isn't a mark on it. It came with the curved silver case. I still prefer the Hermes 3000--most enthusiasts I know fall into one camp or the other--but there's a lot to love about this machine.

1958 Olympia SM3 #1239605

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-11-2019 at 09:36AM
Last Edit: 12-11-2019 at 09:37AM


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This SM3 is a close to new-old stock I've ever seen. It looks brand new. There isn't a mark on it. It came with the curved silver case. I still prefer the Hermes 3000--most enthusiasts I know fall into one camp or the other--but there's a lot to love about this machine.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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