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1967 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3499318 1967 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 3499318 James Grooms's 1967 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2023-11-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1967 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3499318 An estate sale find before the dreaded pickers arrived like locusts. The basic cleaning and typing like new. German engineering and yes these SMs are fantastic typers. I see more Olympias in my future.

1967 Olympia SM9 #3499318

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 11-29-2023 at 05:44AM
Last Edit: 11-29-2023 at 07:36AM


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An estate sale find before the dreaded pickers arrived like locusts. The basic cleaning and typing like new. German engineering and yes these SMs are fantastic typers. I see more Olympias in my future.

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Some history from 1967. The Space Race.
Some history from 1967. The Space Race.







German engineering and the wonderful flip cover.
German engineering and the wonderful flip cover.

Serial number location.
Serial number location.

Achtung!
Achtung!


Sorry S-C fans, but go from  my Super Sterling to this and there is a "joy"  that comes with writing.
Sorry S-C fans, but go from my Super Sterling to this and there is a "joy" that comes with writing.

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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