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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1148702 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1148702 Mary Echevarria's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2021-05-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1148702 This SM3 could only type in all capital letters. In lowercase, the carriage scraped and stalled on the casing. The cushioning rubber washers between the frame and casing had degraded over time, causing this common Olympia SM problem. I inserted new washers and the Olympia is now typing very well.

1958 Olympia SM3 #1148702

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)
Created: 05-28-2021 at 06:56AM
Last Edit: 05-28-2021 at 07:02AM


Description:

This SM3 could only type in all capital letters. In lowercase, the carriage scraped and stalled on the casing. The cushioning rubber washers between the frame and casing had degraded over time, causing this common Olympia SM problem. I inserted new washers and the Olympia is now typing very well.

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The old washers had flattened and disintegrated
The old washers had flattened and disintegrated

Here is a new washer being inserted
Here is a new washer being inserted

Olympia SM serial number stamped is stamped underneath on frame
Olympia SM serial number stamped is stamped underneath on frame

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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