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1960 Olympia Monica Serial # 1850749 1960 Olympia Monica typewriter, Serial # 1850749 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1960 Olympia Monica typewriter. 2021-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1960 Olympia Monica Serial # 1850749 I got this typewriter along with two others from my girlfriend's grandmother (12/31/2020). It was really dirty but cleaned up nicely. It still has some paint issues and nicotine stains, which I'll have to remove in the future but that is just the aesthetics. Otherwise it is a really great typewriter and the first Olympia I really like. The typing action feels soft but not fuzzy and even the carriage shift isn't too heavy. I can definitely understand now why people like Olympias.
I might have to reconsider using my SM2 now. Maybe it just needs some more cleaning?

I also own the case but that's not yet cleaned.

1960 Olympia Monica #1850749

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-01-2021 at 12:39PM
Last Edit: 01-08-2021 at 09:14AM


Description:

I got this typewriter along with two others from my girlfriend's grandmother (12/31/2020). It was really dirty but cleaned up nicely. It still has some paint issues and nicotine stains, which I'll have to remove in the future but that is just the aesthetics. Otherwise it is a really great typewriter and the first Olympia I really like. The typing action feels soft but not fuzzy and even the carriage shift isn't too heavy. I can definitely understand now why people like Olympias.
I might have to reconsider using my SM2 now. Maybe it just needs some more cleaning?

I also own the case but that's not yet cleaned.

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Olympia Monica front from an angle
Olympia Monica front from an angle

Olympia Monica keys
Olympia Monica keys

Olympia Monica open ribbon cover
Olympia Monica open ribbon cover

Olympia Monica left side
Olympia Monica left side

Olympia Monica right side
Olympia Monica right side

Olympia Monica back
Olympia Monica back

Olympia Monica type slugs
Olympia Monica type slugs

Olympia Monica bottom
Olympia Monica bottom

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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