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1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1811060 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 1811060 Gerald Ambrose's 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2018-01-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1811060 I got this from my grandmother's neighbor along with an S-C 2200.

When I got it it was loaded with dust and it did not work too well. After cleaning, it is a nice machine overall.
Still needs a little adjusting here and there, but not bad.

Unfortunately, the return spring on the backspace (which also controls the escapement throwout) was weak so I had to 'tie it up' so I could actually use the machine, so I cannot use the backspace.

Pictures and type sample to follow.

Left the collection on 1/12/18.

1961 Olympia SM7 #1811060

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-20-2017 at 10:53AM
Last Edit: 01-12-2018 at 05:58PM


Description:

I got this from my grandmother's neighbor along with an S-C 2200.

When I got it it was loaded with dust and it did not work too well. After cleaning, it is a nice machine overall.
Still needs a little adjusting here and there, but not bad.

Unfortunately, the return spring on the backspace (which also controls the escapement throwout) was weak so I had to 'tie it up' so I could actually use the machine, so I cannot use the backspace.

Pictures and type sample to follow.

Left the collection on 1/12/18.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

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I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.



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