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1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3495394 1968 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 3495394 Benjamin Johnson's 1968 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2020-11-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Benjamin Johnson: 1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3495394 Purchased at Goodwill auction. Was hoping that it wouldn't need too much cleaning, and it seems to be almost completely functional. Ribbon works. And Senatorial typeface, which is one of those amazing hopes that I had to make this my go to typer.
Photos to come.

1968 Olympia SM9 #3495394

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-18-2020 at 09:12PM
Last Edit: 11-18-2020 at 09:33PM


Description:

Purchased at Goodwill auction. Was hoping that it wouldn't need too much cleaning, and it seems to be almost completely functional. Ribbon works. And Senatorial typeface, which is one of those amazing hopes that I had to make this my go to typer.
Photos to come.

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1968.  An excellent year for vinyl cases.
1968. An excellent year for vinyl cases.

1968 baby!
1968 baby!


Hood up, excellent workmanship.
Hood up, excellent workmanship.


Seller's badge, firmly affixed.
Seller's badge, firmly affixed.

Many letters have been typed here.
Many letters have been typed here.


Keyboard complete and in superb shape.  Nothing is missing; it feels as if it was used right before a particularly good twenty year weekend.
Keyboard complete and in superb shape. Nothing is missing; it feels as if it was used right before a particularly good twenty year weekend.

A 1964 photograph of the business that I believe sold this machine.
A 1964 photograph of the business that I believe sold this machine.

Hunter: Benjamin Johnson (SaintPaulite)

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I very much enjoy end of line hyphens.
Also, italic.



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