1959 Olympia SM3 #1429955
Created: 04-03-2016 at 09:38PM
Last Edit: 12-12-2017 at 12:52AM
This rather pristine workhorse is now my mainstay typer at work. Needs some serious cleaning but looks beautiful in an office environment, meets my "solid, flawless output, German/French accents, pica typeface, clean reliable action, spiffy appearance" criteria.
Type sample says 1960, but 1959 is correct.
SOLD to Jia Laurence Lyu Dec. 12, 2017 in Shibuya.
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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