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1963 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-1035519 1963 Olympia SG1 typewriter, Serial # 7-1035519 Stephen Hanafin's 1963 Olympia SG1 typewriter. 2021-06-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Hanafin: 1963 Olympia SG1 Serial # 7-1035519 Great condition SG1 that I acquired from a fellow collector on OfferUp on 6-26-2021. It is missing part of the plastic paper rest, as is tradition with these, and the rubber grommets from the ribbon cover are also gone, but it is otherwise complete. Typeface is pica.
Since getting this I have made some minor fixes - the rear cover was installed upside down, so I righted it, and the right hand card guide was sagging so I got that straightened up too.

Carriage return occasionally will run past the left margin after using the margin release before operating the return, but once you move the carriage past the left margin again it works again.

1963 Olympia SG1 #7-1035519

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stephen Hanafin (st3ph3n)
Created: 06-25-2021 at 10:19PM
Last Edit: 06-26-2021 at 09:49PM


Description:

Great condition SG1 that I acquired from a fellow collector on OfferUp on 6-26-2021. It is missing part of the plastic paper rest, as is tradition with these, and the rubber grommets from the ribbon cover are also gone, but it is otherwise complete. Typeface is pica.
Since getting this I have made some minor fixes - the rear cover was installed upside down, so I righted it, and the right hand card guide was sagging so I got that straightened up too.

Carriage return occasionally will run past the left margin after using the margin release before operating the return, but once you move the carriage past the left margin again it works again.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:


The SG-1's paper injector. Pull handle to shoot paper forward at speed.
The SG-1's paper injector. Pull handle to shoot paper forward at speed.


Keyboard view
Keyboard view

4-position Ribbon selector. White for stencil, blue for the upper half of the ribbon, red for the lower, and yellow for the middle, which is more useful on single-color ribbons than on bichrome ones.
4-position Ribbon selector. White for stencil, blue for the upper half of the ribbon, red for the lower, and yellow for the middle, which is more useful on single-color ribbons than on bichrome ones.

8-position touch control selector. Also, the key with the three dots enables and disables double spacing between each character.
8-position touch control selector. Also, the key with the three dots enables and disables double spacing between each character.

The oddball extra keys that the SG1 has that none of my other typewriters do: degree symbol/th and 1/,^.
The oddball extra keys that the SG1 has that none of my other typewriters do: degree symbol/th and 1/,^.

The segment. The two vertical things in front of the ribbon control how close the card guides are to the platen.
The segment. The two vertical things in front of the ribbon control how close the card guides are to the platen.

Serial number, under the carriage on the right side.
Serial number, under the carriage on the right side.

The plastic paper guide that is usually missing on most SG-1s. This one is only half there, missing the center piece that slides up and down to use as a paper gauge. Margin controls below it to the left and right.
The plastic paper guide that is usually missing on most SG-1s. This one is only half there, missing the center piece that slides up and down to use as a paper gauge. Margin controls below it to the left and right.

This dial controls how far the paper injector injects your paper.
This dial controls how far the paper injector injects your paper.

Line spacing selector, with five positions:
Single space, 1.5 lines, 2 lines, 2.5 lines, 3 lines.
Line spacing selector, with five positions: Single space, 1.5 lines, 2 lines, 2.5 lines, 3 lines.

The handle in the circular cutout towards the bottom of the typewriter is used to release the carriage for easy removal. There's one on each side.
The handle in the circular cutout towards the bottom of the typewriter is used to release the carriage for easy removal. There's one on each side.

Rear view, nothing too interesting back here.
Rear view, nothing too interesting back here.

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