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1964 Olympia SF Serial # 95-879098 1964 Olympia SF typewriter, Serial # 95-879098 James Gifford's 1964 Olympia SF typewriter. 2017-05-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1964 Olympia SF Serial # 95-879098 I was pretty happy with this buy at a local antiques fair. I left 42 typewriters behind, including a nice Royal Varsity and a reasonable Royal Commander, but couldn't resist this guy for $30. It types really well and looks great. The serial number is kind of sketchy, almost literally as someone clearly scratched the serial number onto the machine. I don't have another SF to compare it to, but it looks as if they've scratched over the original serial on the right top side of the carriage, so I can't 100% guarantee the year of manufacture. Whatever. Looks great, types great, and can't beat this robin's egg blue.

1964 Olympia SF #95-879098

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-27-2017 at 03:19PM
Last Edit: 05-27-2017 at 03:21PM


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I was pretty happy with this buy at a local antiques fair. I left 42 typewriters behind, including a nice Royal Varsity and a reasonable Royal Commander, but couldn't resist this guy for $30. It types really well and looks great. The serial number is kind of sketchy, almost literally as someone clearly scratched the serial number onto the machine. I don't have another SF to compare it to, but it looks as if they've scratched over the original serial on the right top side of the carriage, so I can't 100% guarantee the year of manufacture. Whatever. Looks great, types great, and can't beat this robin's egg blue.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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