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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1296414 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1296414 Em Barnes's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1296414 Olympia Dukakis. My first ever typewriter purchase. The one that started it all. Purchased in March 2021 at INOVA Thrift Store in Fairfax, VA. Sent to AtoZ Typewriter for repairs.

1958 Olympia SM3 #1296414

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 09-06-2021 at 08:54AM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 06:58AM


Description:

Olympia Dukakis. My first ever typewriter purchase. The one that started it all. Purchased in March 2021 at INOVA Thrift Store in Fairfax, VA. Sent to AtoZ Typewriter for repairs.

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Front view.
Front view.

Top view.
Top view.

Rear view.
Rear view.

Made in Western Germany. Inter-Continental Trading Corporation, New York, NY.
Made in Western Germany. Inter-Continental Trading Corporation, New York, NY.

Local typewriter company label on side.
Local typewriter company label on side.

Right side view.
Right side view.

Center close-up with telescoping paper support up.
Center close-up with telescoping paper support up.

Slugs!
Slugs!

Left keys close-up, carriage/key lock lever and M.R. margin release.
Left keys close-up, carriage/key lock lever and M.R. margin release.

Right keys close-up, including fraction keys, back-space arrow, ribbon selector lever, and tab.
Right keys close-up, including fraction keys, back-space arrow, ribbon selector lever, and tab.

Close-up of left ribbon spool and soundproofing under the cover.
Close-up of left ribbon spool and soundproofing under the cover.

Close-up of ribbon spool, soundproofing under the cover, and touch control lever.
Close-up of ribbon spool, soundproofing under the cover, and touch control lever.

Case.
Case.

Inside case lid.
Inside case lid.

Original owner taped to case.
Original owner taped to case.

Type test.
Type test.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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