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1964 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2406645 1964 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 2406645 Mary Echevarria's 1964 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2016-05-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1964 Olympia SM7 Serial # 2406645 I cleaned and fixed this for a friend of a friend. I inserted a new drawstring after the original became tangled in the mechanics under the carriage.

The typewriter had thick, gooey brown residue on the typebar rest, typebars and in the segment that was resistant to repeated applications of mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, and naphtha. Keys at the outer segment were particularly affected. Finally able to progress with carb cleaner and dry lube PFTE spray.

Tabbing still sluggish after cleaning and lubrication.

Wide carriage with carriage shift.

I laid orange felt on the rock-hard rubber typebar rest to reduce clanging during typing.

Serial number is stamped on the bottom near the back.

1964 Olympia SM7 #2406645

Status: Sightings
Created: 05-03-2016 at 11:36AM
Last Edit: 05-03-2016 at 03:32PM


Description:

I cleaned and fixed this for a friend of a friend. I inserted a new drawstring after the original became tangled in the mechanics under the carriage.

The typewriter had thick, gooey brown residue on the typebar rest, typebars and in the segment that was resistant to repeated applications of mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, and naphtha. Keys at the outer segment were particularly affected. Finally able to progress with carb cleaner and dry lube PFTE spray.

Tabbing still sluggish after cleaning and lubrication.

Wide carriage with carriage shift.

I laid orange felt on the rock-hard rubber typebar rest to reduce clanging during typing.

Serial number is stamped on the bottom near the back.

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I put orange felt on top of the very hard rubber typebar rest to reduce noise
I put orange felt on top of the very hard rubber typebar rest to reduce noise








Serial number stamped on the bottom near the back
Serial number stamped on the bottom near the back



Gooey brown residue
Gooey brown residue

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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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