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1959 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1369952 1959 Olympia SM3 typewriter, Serial # 1369952 Rick Willis's 1959 Olympia SM3 typewriter. 2018-07-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rick Willis: 1959 Olympia SM3 Serial # 1369952 After my son caught the bug from me, I found this SM3 for him. By now I learned how to clean and service these. It was full of dust bunnies and the case was coated with, I think, cigarette smoke stains. The carriage release lever would not spring back after being pressed down.
It cleaned up great, and the lever only required a gentle bending back into position. I also replaced the little spring that was missing from the bell mechanism. (The carriage can freeze up from catching on that piece without the spring keeping it where it belongs.)
It's another beauty. Great touch, and the carriage slides more smoothly and quietly than my own SM3.

1959 Olympia SM3 #1369952

Status: Sightings
Created: 07-26-2018 at 06:37PM
Last Edit: 07-26-2018 at 06:41PM


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After my son caught the bug from me, I found this SM3 for him. By now I learned how to clean and service these. It was full of dust bunnies and the case was coated with, I think, cigarette smoke stains. The carriage release lever would not spring back after being pressed down.
It cleaned up great, and the lever only required a gentle bending back into position. I also replaced the little spring that was missing from the bell mechanism. (The carriage can freeze up from catching on that piece without the spring keeping it where it belongs.)
It's another beauty. Great touch, and the carriage slides more smoothly and quietly than my own SM3.

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