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1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1128264 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1128264 Gerald Ambrose's 1958 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2023-09-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1958 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1128264 Found at an antique store.

The SM3 has been a typewriter I’ve been meaning to try, but I don’t ever see them in person. When I first saw it, it had a piece of paper in place and I gave it a try and I instantly liked it. While testing it, I noticed a strange grinding when the carriage was almost to the right margin which later turned out to be the worn out body mount grommets causing the tab stops to touch the left side of the body shell.
Once home, I installed new washers and a new ribbon and that’s really all that it needed. It lives up to its reputation and I really enjoy typing on it.

1958 Olympia SM3 #1128264

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Created: 09-15-2023 at 06:15AM
Last Edit: 09-15-2023 at 06:18AM


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Found at an antique store.

The SM3 has been a typewriter I’ve been meaning to try, but I don’t ever see them in person. When I first saw it, it had a piece of paper in place and I gave it a try and I instantly liked it. While testing it, I noticed a strange grinding when the carriage was almost to the right margin which later turned out to be the worn out body mount grommets causing the tab stops to touch the left side of the body shell.
Once home, I installed new washers and a new ribbon and that’s really all that it needed. It lives up to its reputation and I really enjoy typing on it.

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Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

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I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.



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