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1964 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2501815 1964 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 2501815 Daniel Deary's 1964 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2024-02-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Deary: 1964 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2501815 Purchased from thrift store. Internals were full of a thick oil and some corrosive effect of glue that deteriorated on the typebar rest that apparently oozed out and even got on the top ribbon cover somehow. Apparently a fairly common problem. Initially I thought is was from a Coke spill but will not clean off. This is the 1st year Olympia made an SM model with basket shift and a turquoise emblem. By design, it has just the RT carriage release lever...I miss the left lever. While not labeled "Deluxe" as later models were, there is brochure that says this model is Deluxe too. The print quality is the best of all the typewriters in my collection. A brochure says the typeface is International Modern Pica.

1964 Olympia SM9 #2501815

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Deary (Dan48)
Created: 02-18-2024 at 11:52AM
Last Edit: 02-19-2024 at 07:59AM


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Purchased from thrift store. Internals were full of a thick oil and some corrosive effect of glue that deteriorated on the typebar rest that apparently oozed out and even got on the top ribbon cover somehow. Apparently a fairly common problem. Initially I thought is was from a Coke spill but will not clean off. This is the 1st year Olympia made an SM model with basket shift and a turquoise emblem. By design, it has just the RT carriage release lever...I miss the left lever. While not labeled "Deluxe" as later models were, there is brochure that says this model is Deluxe too. The print quality is the best of all the typewriters in my collection. A brochure says the typeface is International Modern Pica.

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Corrosive Coca Cola stain?  Cannot remove chemically.
Corrosive Coca Cola stain? Cannot remove chemically.




Hunter: Daniel Deary (Dan48)

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Retired. Have been a Photography geek for many years...old school film. Also have been an audiophile and have been collecting vinyl before it became fashionable. Accidently(?) began collecting typewriters in the early1980's...I had four by 2006. After I inherited my mothers Hermes 3000 in 2017 my interest really took off and now I have 28 typewriters in total. The majority of my collection are Smith Corona's largely because they are plentiful, easy to work on and are very good typers.



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