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1961 Olympia SG1S Serial # 7-647523 1961 Olympia SG1S typewriter, Serial # 7-647523 Tas Kyprianou's 1961 Olympia SG1S typewriter. 2023-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1961 Olympia SG1S Serial # 7-647523 This poorly looked after "parts machine" was bought purely to help a friend out with a replacement right-hand platen knob . . . sadly found out too late that it wasn't compatible : (

Noticing it had Modern Congress Elite typeface, I thought I'd have a go at the poor old rust bucket that wasn't working on arrival. Thanks to the excellent design & build quality it only took a few hours of work and some background jazz to give it a pulse again.

These SG1s are often described as tanks & brilliant. I think they are both. This is the second one that's passed my way and I'm delighted it has. I plan to live with it. The typeface is too gorgeous.

15.8kg / 34.8lbs

1961 Olympia SG1S #7-647523

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 01-26-2023 at 09:37AM
Last Edit: 09-11-2023 at 12:56AM


Description:

This poorly looked after "parts machine" was bought purely to help a friend out with a replacement right-hand platen knob . . . sadly found out too late that it wasn't compatible : (

Noticing it had Modern Congress Elite typeface, I thought I'd have a go at the poor old rust bucket that wasn't working on arrival. Thanks to the excellent design & build quality it only took a few hours of work and some background jazz to give it a pulse again.

These SG1s are often described as tanks & brilliant. I think they are both. This is the second one that's passed my way and I'm delighted it has. I plan to live with it. The typeface is too gorgeous.

15.8kg / 34.8lbs

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:









platen knob soon to be re-united after failed transplant to a 1957 10" platen machine
platen knob soon to be re-united after failed transplant to a 1957 10" platen machine



Arrived like this : (
Arrived like this : (

Arrived like this : (
Arrived like this : (

Couldn't do much with this part : (
Couldn't do much with this part : (

Peek metal polish cleaned up lord knows how many years of grime from the platen. LHS vs RHS
Peek metal polish cleaned up lord knows how many years of grime from the platen. LHS vs RHS


Midway through cleaning
Midway through cleaning


Powder coating protected body from rust.
Powder coating protected body from rust.






Carriage serial number
Carriage serial number

Body serial number
Body serial number


Double space key
Double space key


Shark's fin
Shark's fin




I love these. So precise.
I love these. So precise.



What the paper sees.
What the paper sees.



Sprung keys?
Sprung keys?

Classic Olympia keys
Classic Olympia keys


Typebars cleaned up really well
Typebars cleaned up really well


Modern Congress Elite
Modern Congress Elite




Modern Congress Elite
Modern Congress Elite

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4144

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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