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1960 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1559292 1960 Olympia SM4 typewriter, Serial # 1559292 Wayne Bouchard's 1960 Olympia SM4 typewriter. 2024-04-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Wayne Bouchard: 1960 Olympia SM4 Serial # 1559292 Olympia SM4 from 1960 in brown.

This unit came to me in almost pristine condition, just simply dirty from age. All I had to do was clean it and oil it and it runs like it was new and is one of my favorite typewriters to use because it just feels so good. It came with its original case, on which the darker green material has shrunk over the years, with the flocked fuzzy interior. It also came with the original cleaning kit with a couple of correction strips included.

1960 Olympia SM4 #1559292

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)
Created: 04-16-2024 at 12:35PM
Last Edit: 04-17-2024 at 12:43AM


Description:

Olympia SM4 from 1960 in brown.

This unit came to me in almost pristine condition, just simply dirty from age. All I had to do was clean it and oil it and it runs like it was new and is one of my favorite typewriters to use because it just feels so good. It came with its original case, on which the darker green material has shrunk over the years, with the flocked fuzzy interior. It also came with the original cleaning kit with a couple of correction strips included.

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Interesting to me that the tab rack, viewed from the camera, looks a bit like a zipper.
Interesting to me that the tab rack, viewed from the camera, looks a bit like a zipper.







Pica 97. 10 pitch, 6 lines per inch.
Pica 97. 10 pitch, 6 lines per inch.

Serial number 1559292, located underneath the typewriter at the very rear.
Serial number 1559292, located underneath the typewriter at the very rear.

The paper stand with the jeweled surface. Very attractive!
The paper stand with the jeweled surface. Very attractive!



Note the bracket under the fuzz. Proof that the fuzz is sprayed in is the fact that the fuzz extends over the metal bracket, indicating the it wasn't taped off as it should have been.
Note the bracket under the fuzz. Proof that the fuzz is sprayed in is the fact that the fuzz extends over the metal bracket, indicating the it wasn't taped off as it should have been.

The original cleaning kit, complete with cleaning cloth, brushes for the exterior and type bars, and even correcting strips.
The original cleaning kit, complete with cleaning cloth, brushes for the exterior and type bars, and even correcting strips.


Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)

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Collector of several things, including typewriters, slide rules, and mechanical calculators.
Started collecting typewriters in 2023 with a Royal HHE like the one I did my first book report on when I was in school and using my dad's old typewriter.



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