1960 Olympia SG1 #7-609568
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-14-2014 at 11:45PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2015 at 09:35PM
The serial number on the carriage support is 8-629653 (12" carriage).
The paint was roughly battleship grey, still wrinkle-textured. There were some sections in the original green livery that had worn thin and were showing through as grey, so I cleaned it just for the aesthetics of uniformity. I did find an appropriate product with which to paint the shell to bring back the original hue but it didn't look right with the delightful fingerprint-y texture of the real thing.
This SG1 comes with the Senatorial typeface (#71, 11-pitch) - a very good approximation to which is the 11-point setting of LarabieFont Regular, a free licence for such is available through fontspring. (See link below).
The typewriter itself is in splendid mechanical condition - nary a spot of rust inside. I cleaned the typeslugs most diligently, but as you can see from one of the close-ups below it could use a proper micro-cleaning.
I apologise for many of the following photos: they were taken with my phone in poor light. There is too much of the LED blue tint to them, and not enough focus. My new camera is much better than the dreadfully embarrassing iPhone jobbie I was using, so I am sprucing up this gallery to suit.
[SPECIAL PLUG] This is the 'Schreibmaschine' that will be putting in a showing at the Cincinnati Type-In on the 26th of April - apparently there is an Adler Universal 39 with which we will be comparing it. :-)
- LarabieFont Regular, by "Typodermic" on fontspring
- Olympia Type Styles in the NOMDA Blue Book, 1964 (on this website)
Hunter: Nick Stokes (ndstokes)
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