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1969 Olympia SF De Luxe Serial # 5-1828574 1969 Olympia SF De Luxe typewriter, Serial # 5-1828574 Jere Hyrsky's 1969 Olympia SF De Luxe typewriter. 2024-07-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jere Hyrsky: 1969 Olympia SF De Luxe Serial # 5-1828574 Has the old version of the standard Finnish QWERTY-keyboard layout, also known as the Underwood keyboard. Standard Pica typeface.

In a very nice condition, which was a surprise. Has a very unique (to me, at least) soft touch, which took some getting used to after typing the whole day with the Tippa S. The platen needs some cleaning, but it is still nice and soft. Came with the leather carrying case with a broken handle, which is currently being fixed by a local cobbler.

Platen rotation felt unnaturally stiff, but thanks to Laurenz and his advice on the matter, I was able to fix it by adjusting the pressure roller on top of the platen gear.
His Olympia Traveller webpage also inspired me to install some wool felt at the bottom to help with the vibration sounds.

Note to self: A white table was not the best option to take the photos.

1969 Olympia SF De Luxe #5-1828574

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jere Hyrsky (JJH)
Created: 06-26-2024 at 03:54PM
Last Edit: 07-07-2024 at 03:38PM


Description:

Has the old version of the standard Finnish QWERTY-keyboard layout, also known as the Underwood keyboard. Standard Pica typeface.

In a very nice condition, which was a surprise. Has a very unique (to me, at least) soft touch, which took some getting used to after typing the whole day with the Tippa S. The platen needs some cleaning, but it is still nice and soft. Came with the leather carrying case with a broken handle, which is currently being fixed by a local cobbler.

Platen rotation felt unnaturally stiff, but thanks to Laurenz and his advice on the matter, I was able to fix it by adjusting the pressure roller on top of the platen gear.
His Olympia Traveller webpage also inspired me to install some wool felt at the bottom to help with the vibration sounds.

Note to self: A white table was not the best option to take the photos.

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Hunter: Jere Hyrsky (JJH)

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I want to spend less time on electronic devices, so I started doing my writing and translation work with pens and pencils, and now on typewriters as well. My intention is not to collect typewriters just for the sake of collecting them (although this is easier said than done!), but I want to actually use them for work and to learn how to maintain them myself. Will probably start getting rid of some of my machines after I figure out which ones I like the best.

Current favorite machine to use at home:
Erika Daro Mod. 41. Very smooth type action, except for the clunky backspace. Has an impressive set of features as well. We shall see if the wide-carriage Olympia SM9 will replace it once I get it cleaned up.

Current favorite ultra-portable to use outside of home:
Olivetti Lettera 32. This immediately replaced the Adler Tippa S as my go-to ultra-portable, although the Lettera 22 and the 4th gen Olympia SF de Luxe will probably see plenty of use as well. But yes, the Lettera is 32 a very good little machine indeed, and a pure pleasure to type with. I thought they might be overhyped, but after actually using one, I can say that they are not.



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