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1965 Olympia SGE40 Serial # 27-90887 1965 Olympia SGE40 typewriter, Serial # 27-90887 Paolo Dal Chiele's 1965 Olympia SGE40 typewriter. 2022-11-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paolo Dal Chiele: 1965 Olympia SGE40 Serial # 27-90887 Paid 1 euro (+ transport) it took me about 30 hours to get it back to work.
Electro-mechanical typewriters are heavy, complicated, difficult to repair and subject to deteriorate in time.
The problems that I had to solve include the reconstruction of the swift mechanism silencer, the reassembling of the back space cam, the replacement of the condenser and so on.
An SGE 52 has provided the parts I needed including sub-lever springs, the small steel plate of the swift silencer, the paper support, the platen etc..
The SGE40 is simply huge and so heavy to make you thinking twice before moving it...

1965 Olympia SGE40 #27-90887

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Created: 11-25-2022 at 01:27PM
Last Edit: 11-25-2022 at 01:52PM


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Paid 1 euro (+ transport) it took me about 30 hours to get it back to work.
Electro-mechanical typewriters are heavy, complicated, difficult to repair and subject to deteriorate in time.
The problems that I had to solve include the reconstruction of the swift mechanism silencer, the reassembling of the back space cam, the replacement of the condenser and so on.
An SGE 52 has provided the parts I needed including sub-lever springs, the small steel plate of the swift silencer, the paper support, the platen etc..
The SGE40 is simply huge and so heavy to make you thinking twice before moving it...

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The swift silencer as it was.
The swift silencer as it was.

The shock absorber from the donor SGE52, from which I have taken the second steel plate that was missing.
The shock absorber from the donor SGE52, from which I have taken the second steel plate that was missing.

The shock absorber rebuilt.
The full thickness prevent the swift cam to interfere with the fluted shaft.
The shock absorber rebuilt. The full thickness prevent the swift cam to interfere with the fluted shaft.


Typebars forming process.
Typebars forming process.

Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)

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Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
Of the typewriters I value more character than perfection, the signs that time has left and the stories - or fragments of stories - of those who used them ...



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