1967 Olympia SM9 #3274120
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-16-2021 at 09:38AM
Last Edit: 02-16-2021 at 09:43AM
Recently purchased (2/2021) from a seller on Etsy, who described the machine thus:
"This working portable manual typewriter is a 1967 Olympia DeLuxe SM9, with the original case included. Gorgeous model - Mid-century Olympia made in the late 1960s. Also, this model features easy to set margins, dual ribbon color selector, and sleek modern body style.
The paint is in great vintage condition. There are no major chips or cracks in the exterior paint. See photos for details. The working condition of this typewriter is smooth, clean, and stable.
This SM9 has a wide carriage with a 13" platen, known in the USA as a 'ledger' size typewriter capable of accepting A3 paper size (12" - 13" width). Includes a ribbon, which still has plenty of life in it. Takes a standard 1/2" ribbon (black or black/red).
Olympia SM9, the pinnacle of typewriter technology. This machine rivals any other in history. More reliable than the earlier Olympias, more robust than the Hermes 3000, more precise than the Smith Coronas.
Keyboard Layout: U.S. QWERTY
Typeface: 12 Pitch Sans Serif
Country of Manufacture: Western Germany
Color: White / Teal
Shift: Basket / Segment Shift
The chrome still shines. Keys are clean. Paint is in excellent condition. The plastic components are strong and solid, and not warped or discolored. Plexi card guides are strong and clear.
Structurally, this machine is quite excellent. No dents or warping. Very robust frame. 'Bulletproof' is a good word for machines of this vintage.
Olympia machines ('Mercedes Benz' of typewriters) are legendary for their craftsmanship, eye-catching design and exceptional reliability. These machines were favored by authors Patricia Highsmith, Stan Laurel, Robert Penn Warren, James Michener, Evan S. Connell and Carson McCullers. Olympia Typewriters are perfect for enthusiasts who wish to own an aesthetically pleasing object but also want to type to their heart's content."
Hunter: Laura Roberts (buttontapper)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter enthusiast and writer in Sacramento, CA. Owner of a Royal Quiet De Luxe, Hermes 3000, and Olympia SM9. Bucket List: Red Olivetti Valentine, Hermes Baby, script font machine (Adler Tippa?), and a nice pink machine for my girlie side (Royal, Biser).
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