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1959 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-401753 1959 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 7-401753 Jessica Winkowski's 1959 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2019-03-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jessica Winkowski: 1959 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-401753 Purchased on 10/12/16

This SG1 is a beast of a machine. It sat on the shelf for just over two years before I finally got around to giving it the love it deserved. For a standard, these are surprisingly easy to get apart and strip down to the bare essentials, in part because of the unique mechanism that allows you to pop the carriage off and on with the flip of two levers.

There are still some sticky keys left to deal with, but I fixed the detached linkage on the F key (lots of swearing and wishing I had another pair of hands involved) and it types like a champ. I'm so glad it has elite type, which I prefer over pica.

1959 Olympia SG1 #7-401753

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-17-2016 at 06:18PM
Last Edit: 03-11-2019 at 06:36AM


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Purchased on 10/12/16

This SG1 is a beast of a machine. It sat on the shelf for just over two years before I finally got around to giving it the love it deserved. For a standard, these are surprisingly easy to get apart and strip down to the bare essentials, in part because of the unique mechanism that allows you to pop the carriage off and on with the flip of two levers.

There are still some sticky keys left to deal with, but I fixed the detached linkage on the F key (lots of swearing and wishing I had another pair of hands involved) and it types like a champ. I'm so glad it has elite type, which I prefer over pica.

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Appears to have belonged to an Illinois-based insurance corporation that focuses on educators.
Appears to have belonged to an Illinois-based insurance corporation that focuses on educators.

The "before" photo.
The "before" photo.

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