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1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3618609 1968 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 3618609 John Munroe's 1968 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2016-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1968 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3618609 "Wide"

Second-generation? SM9 has most of the nice styling features of the first generation models. Types beautifully, quieter than my late 70s model, but suffering from a slack draw band or spring drum. Hope to fix this soon - it's a keeper!

1968 Olympia SM9 #3618609

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-14-2016 at 08:16PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:08AM


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"Wide"

Second-generation? SM9 has most of the nice styling features of the first generation models. Types beautifully, quieter than my late 70s model, but suffering from a slack draw band or spring drum. Hope to fix this soon - it's a keeper!

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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.



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