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1961 Olympia SG1 Serial # 781428 1961 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 781428 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1961 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2017-05-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1961 Olympia SG1 Serial # 781428 What can you do with a SG1?

Pretty much everything since it´s one of the best typewriters ever, but not this one.


Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, and it´ll take a while because apart from the regular maintenance expected with typewriters which have been neglected for decades, this one features a little nagging extra: the "S" typeslug fell off.

It was apparently alright, but in fact it was about to collapse. No need to thit the platen, it just fell off. Now I need a new one and a way to weld it, and that makes it a great candidate for the expert hands of... Alberto.

Pascual, my friend and trusted expert in typewriter repair, has finally retired after something like 60 years in the business. Now Alberto is in charge, and while his technical abilities are AWESOME, he´s not as dilligent and typewriters are piling up in the repair queue.

So for now, no comparison between the mighty SG1 and SG3 or any other machine for that matter.

1961 Olympia SG1 #781428

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-04-2017 at 08:02AM
Last Edit: 05-04-2017 at 08:06AM


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What can you do with a SG1?

Pretty much everything since it´s one of the best typewriters ever, but not this one.


Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, and it´ll take a while because apart from the regular maintenance expected with typewriters which have been neglected for decades, this one features a little nagging extra: the "S" typeslug fell off.

It was apparently alright, but in fact it was about to collapse. No need to thit the platen, it just fell off. Now I need a new one and a way to weld it, and that makes it a great candidate for the expert hands of... Alberto.

Pascual, my friend and trusted expert in typewriter repair, has finally retired after something like 60 years in the business. Now Alberto is in charge, and while his technical abilities are AWESOME, he´s not as dilligent and typewriters are piling up in the repair queue.

So for now, no comparison between the mighty SG1 and SG3 or any other machine for that matter.

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Super de Luxe. Sounds powerful enough, right? It´s like Ultra Expert Master, or Mega Pro Extra...
Super de Luxe. Sounds powerful enough, right? It´s like Ultra Expert Master, or Mega Pro Extra...


Inside a typewriter I found a serial number :D
Inside a typewriter I found a serial number :D

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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