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1966 Olympia SM8 Serial # 2954551 1966 Olympia SM8 typewriter, Serial # 2954551 James Grooms's 1966 Olympia SM8 typewriter. 2024-05-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1966 Olympia SM8 Serial # 2954551 Old school hunting and the cleanest 48 year old typewriter you are ever likely to find with not even an eraser bit hanging out in the usual spots. A blow, brush and lube. If it was ever used for more than an hour, someone did an amazing job cleaning it, which is unlikely, Check out the space bar's lack of a scuff and the card guide, which I didn't touch.

Serviceability + controls + action = simply the best.

1966 Olympia SM8 #2954551

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-30-2024 at 07:58PM
Last Edit: 05-30-2024 at 08:44PM


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Old school hunting and the cleanest 48 year old typewriter you are ever likely to find with not even an eraser bit hanging out in the usual spots. A blow, brush and lube. If it was ever used for more than an hour, someone did an amazing job cleaning it, which is unlikely, Check out the space bar's lack of a scuff and the card guide, which I didn't touch.

Serviceability + controls + action = simply the best.

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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