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1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2798902 1965 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 2798902 Tansal Arnas's 1965 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2019-08-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tansal Arnas: 1965 Olympia SM9 Serial # 2798902 Purchased from eBay on 24 July 2019. This was my seventh antique manual typewriter. This is the third of four machines I sought out specifically for its unique typeface, though, to be honest, I was on the fence about getting an Italic Pica machine. Once it arrived, however, I found myself rather enamored of the touch and the ease of the segment shift. I can see why these early SM9s are prized by writers.

1965 Olympia SM9 #2798902

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-04-2019 at 08:56PM
Last Edit: 08-04-2019 at 08:56PM


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Purchased from eBay on 24 July 2019. This was my seventh antique manual typewriter. This is the third of four machines I sought out specifically for its unique typeface, though, to be honest, I was on the fence about getting an Italic Pica machine. Once it arrived, however, I found myself rather enamored of the touch and the ease of the segment shift. I can see why these early SM9s are prized by writers.

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Hunter: Tansal Arnas (Tansal)

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I grew up in the generation that transitioned from analog to digital, so I had childhood experience using manual and electric typewriters before moving onto computers. In 2013, I started researching ultraportable antique manual typewriters. In 2016, I bought my first one, a Hermes Baby Featherweight. I loved the portability but learned that it's not very suited to long periods of writing. I intensified my research into medium-sized portables. In 2019, I purchased two exceptional typewriters, a Hermes 3000 and an Olympia SM3. I also excavated my grandfather's SM2 and had it professionally restored. For my birthday, I chased down several more Hermes and Olympia typewriters, each with a different body and typeface, bringing my current total to eight machines. I use them for journaling, letters, notes, and creative writing. I've tried other models but my favorites brands continue to be Hermes and Olympia, especially models from the '50s and '60s.



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