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1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1880765 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 1880765 James Gifford's 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2016-09-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1880765 I paid CAN$3 plus $60 in shipping for this visually pleasing but mechanically maddening machine. The carriage won't budge easily. The carriage band (if that's what it's called) has come off and is jammed inside. I'll add this machine to my stack of projects. I'll upload a type sample when I get it working. It deserves better.

1961 Olympia SM7 #1880765

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-02-2016 at 05:12PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2016 at 05:12PM


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I paid CAN$3 plus $60 in shipping for this visually pleasing but mechanically maddening machine. The carriage won't budge easily. The carriage band (if that's what it's called) has come off and is jammed inside. I'll add this machine to my stack of projects. I'll upload a type sample when I get it working. It deserves better.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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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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