195x Olympia SM3 Funktionsmodell #169
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-07-2020 at 11:10AM
Last Edit: 08-07-2020 at 11:14AM
Olympia portables may have not been the best looking, the most refined or the ones providing the best typing experience, but their mechanics is one of the best example of rigorous, effective, and even elegant typewriters design. Nothing is over or under engineered, everything is fit for the intended purpose, permanently refined in over fifty years of production.
All qualities that the Funkionsmodell proudly shows ...
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
Of the typewriters I value more character than perfection, the signs that time has left and the stories - or fragments of stories - of those who used them ...
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