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1960 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-606332 1960 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 7-606332 James Gifford's 1960 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2017-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1960 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-606332 Some wear but what a durable, beautiful, complex beast that still types well more than a half century after it was manufactured. I haven't sorted out what all the gears do, including the gear-shift type of device on the right side. Really heavy, but a great machine. It's missing the badge, in case anyone has a spare.

1960 Olympia SG1 #7-606332

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-09-2017 at 12:33PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2017 at 12:35PM


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Some wear but what a durable, beautiful, complex beast that still types well more than a half century after it was manufactured. I haven't sorted out what all the gears do, including the gear-shift type of device on the right side. Really heavy, but a great machine. It's missing the badge, in case anyone has a spare.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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