1959 Olympia SG1 #7-433532
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-15-2014 at 07:45PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2015 at 09:36PM
Hefty beast - especially with the 15" carriage (number 8-412349). Type style looks identical to 12 pitch Elite (No. 87). Colour is standard wrinkle green.
The poor thing has been dropped at some point. The frame was broken; the shell buckled; and the card holder, ribbon vibrator, and the aligning scales were all buggered to hell. Rust was an issue as well (still is), but it has mostly been cured of that vile pox. The break in the frame was fixed by TIG welding, and my friend (a welding instructor) told me that the material was cast steel, not cast iron - which fact he undoubtedly ascertained while conducting his metallurgical wizardry. The shell I straightened myself with a ball-peen hammer and some muscle-work.
Lastly, it has had a nice cleaning and a lick of lacquer to spruce it up a bit. I didn't bother trying to restore the paint colour so as not to spoil the surface feel.
Hunter: Nick Stokes (ndstokes)
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