1966 Olympia SM8 #2685326
Created: 08-22-2016 at 10:49PM
Last Edit: 08-17-2017 at 10:08PM
Visually pleasing and very close to my grail 1964 SM9 with the green logo. Unfortunately typebars are completely frozen due to (hopefully nothing more than) thick WD-40 grade gunk. Looks nice. Needs serious work!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Olympia SM8 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Olympia Serial Number page and the Olympia SM8 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.
VINTAGE 1970's SM8 OLYMPIA PORTABLE MANUAL TYPEWRITER w/CASE Mfg. West Germany
Current Price: USD 84.95
Typewriters > York,NE,USA
Ending: 2020-04-18 01:29:15 (GMT)
Vintage 1968 SM8 Deluxe Olympia Typewriter Wide Carriage w/ Case
Current Price: USD 229.00
Typewriters > Coweta,OK,USA
Ending: 2020-04-15 23:30:42 (GMT)
Olympia De Luxe SM8 1965 Mechanical Typewriter_Case & Key_Used_Works
Current Price: USD 85.00
Typewriters > Villa Park,IL,USA
Ending: 2020-04-06 03:37:23 (GMT)
VINTAGE OLYMPIA TYPEWRITER SM-8 (?)GERMANY PORTABLE TYPEWRITER GERMANY
Current Price: USD 175.00
Typewriters > Rumson,NJ,USA
Ending: 2020-04-24 20:09:25 (GMT)
Rare 1967 Olympia SM-8 Typewriter With Case Serial No.3427052
Current Price: USD 120.00
Typewriters > Coraopolis,PA,USA
Ending: 2020-04-24 14:35:22 (GMT)
Vintage 1965 Olympia Portable Deluxe Typewriter SM8 In Travel Case Working
Current Price: USD 129.99
Typewriters > Syracuse,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-04-05 16:47:04 (GMT)
Olympia DeLuxe SM8 Vintage Typewriter W/Case Western Germany 1965 Near Mint!
Current Price: USD 199.99
Typewriters > Boise,ID,USA
Ending: 2020-04-08 08:15:33 (GMT)