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1963 Olympia SF Serial # 95-753184 1963 Olympia SF typewriter, Serial # 95-753184 John Munroe's 1963 Olympia SF typewriter. 2016-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1963 Olympia SF Serial # 95-753184 "Sabot"

Inspired by Brian Brumfield I bought this typer and cleaned it up significantly. Brian was right: I LOVE IT!!

In addition to its light weight and sleek design, it has a beautiful case and original documentation (now posted at Richard Polt's manuals website - thanks Richard!). It has ribbon selector (which the Splendid 33 lacks) and is a snappy typer.

Unfortunately the insulation (some type of foam) has hardened and disintegrates into powder when touched. The ribbon vibrator is temperamental and the carriage return lever is a bit skimpy like the Splendid. Still one of my new favorites. Elite typeface with German and French fully supported.

(Portable 99 De Luxe)

1963 Olympia SF #95-753184

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-05-2015 at 01:09AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:16AM


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"Sabot"

Inspired by Brian Brumfield I bought this typer and cleaned it up significantly. Brian was right: I LOVE IT!!

In addition to its light weight and sleek design, it has a beautiful case and original documentation (now posted at Richard Polt's manuals website - thanks Richard!). It has ribbon selector (which the Splendid 33 lacks) and is a snappy typer.

Unfortunately the insulation (some type of foam) has hardened and disintegrates into powder when touched. The ribbon vibrator is temperamental and the carriage return lever is a bit skimpy like the Splendid. Still one of my new favorites. Elite typeface with German and French fully supported.

(Portable 99 De Luxe)

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Reminds me of spats.
Reminds me of spats.





Love this case!
Love this case!

Manuals in English and Japanese, original bill of sale (July 7, 1964), manufacturer's chit and original seal, envelope from Seibu Department Store.
Manuals in English and Japanese, original bill of sale (July 7, 1964), manufacturer's chit and original seal, envelope from Seibu Department Store.


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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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