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1962 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2183688 1962 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 2183688 Tas Kyprianou's 1962 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2023-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1962 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2183688 Having owned an SM9 a little while ago, I wasn't in a hurry to buy another late-model Olympia but this SM7 came up for sale locally and I couldn't resist. My goodness. Talk about chalk and cheese. I finally get what all the late SM series fuss is about. My SM9 must've been a "meh" example. This SM7 is a "Oooo" example. Slick, fast, and accurate. It's up there with my Facit TP1 in terms of performance only it has a much more muted sound than the TP1. I'm loving it and this is going to be a keeper. The dimpled facia, for me, gives it a prettier appearance than the "plain" versions of this latter series. It’s one of those machines you want to keep writing another sentence with. There's a lot of typewriter in a fairly small package here.

1962 Olympia SM7 #2183688

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-26-2022 at 05:30AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2023 at 10:39AM


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Having owned an SM9 a little while ago, I wasn't in a hurry to buy another late-model Olympia but this SM7 came up for sale locally and I couldn't resist. My goodness. Talk about chalk and cheese. I finally get what all the late SM series fuss is about. My SM9 must've been a "meh" example. This SM7 is a "Oooo" example. Slick, fast, and accurate. It's up there with my Facit TP1 in terms of performance only it has a much more muted sound than the TP1. I'm loving it and this is going to be a keeper. The dimpled facia, for me, gives it a prettier appearance than the "plain" versions of this latter series. It’s one of those machines you want to keep writing another sentence with. There's a lot of typewriter in a fairly small package here.

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Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

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 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

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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