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1959 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1489279 1959 Olympia SM4 typewriter, Serial # 1489279 Ursula Sadiq's 1959 Olympia SM4 typewriter. 2023-06-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ursula Sadiq: 1959 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1489279 QWERTZ German typewriter. Was my Mother's. Glossy green. Probably the first typewriter I typed on as a child.

1959 Olympia SM4 #1489279

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ursula Sadiq (Ursula)
Created: 05-12-2023 at 10:47AM
Last Edit: 06-01-2023 at 08:34AM


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QWERTZ German typewriter. Was my Mother's. Glossy green. Probably the first typewriter I typed on as a child.

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German QWERTZ keyboard
German QWERTZ keyboard

Serial 14892791 found underneath on the bottom left
Serial 14892791 found underneath on the bottom left

Made in Germany
Made in Germany

The case. A bit worn, but still doing the job like a champ.
The case. A bit worn, but still doing the job like a champ.

Hunter: Ursula Sadiq (Ursula)

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So it was the winter of 2023 and I found three typewriters in my basement. (I knew they were there, but I hadn't thought about them in years). So I pulled them out and fell in love with all things manual typewriter. In short order my aunt gifted me 2 more, a cousin set 3 my way, various friends were happy to unload typewriters from their attics & garages to my Home for Wayward Typewriters. ... So now, spring of 2023 I have a collection of 13 typewriters, in various stages of functionality, I have intent to fix them all, starting any day now. . . meanwhile, I am learning and documenting and dreaming



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