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1962 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2016901 1962 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 2016901 David MacGregor Barlow's 1962 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2020-12-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David MacGregor Barlow: 1962 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2016901 This typewriter was found discarded and in terrible condition in Hong Kong. Restoration took several weeks. The type sample is my review of the SM7 typed on the machine itself. A beautiful typewriter with a muscular typing action (carriage shift): ideal for those who enjoy a physical typing experience.

1962 Olympia SM7 #2016901

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David MacGregor Barlow (dmbarlow)
Created: 12-17-2020 at 05:37PM
Last Edit: 12-17-2020 at 06:14PM


Description:

This typewriter was found discarded and in terrible condition in Hong Kong. Restoration took several weeks. The type sample is my review of the SM7 typed on the machine itself. A beautiful typewriter with a muscular typing action (carriage shift): ideal for those who enjoy a physical typing experience.

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Before and after restoration shots of the SM7 carry case
Before and after restoration shots of the SM7 carry case

Before and after restoration shot
Before and after restoration shot

Hunter: David MacGregor Barlow (dmbarlow)

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Former advertising copywriter, and executive creative director. Published fiction writer, travel writer, and features writer. Photographer in Shanghai (with 3 exhibitions). Currently, a freelance writer working with select international clients. Also a ‘typewriter evangelist’: rescuing, repairing, and restoring manual typewriters.



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