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1969 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3640177 1969 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # 3640177 Barry Wolt's 1969 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2015-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Barry Wolt: 1969 Olympia SM9 Serial # 3640177 I found this one on a local Craigslist ad ($25) and bought it from the original owner who bought it new as a high school student in 1969. It spent the last few years in the garage and was caked with stains and eraser dust (fortunately no White-Out) but it cleaned up fairly well.

The case is actually semi-rigid leather (or leatherette--anyone know for sure?). Surprisingly, the zipper is still intact and works, if with a few rough spots (so it may not quite last another 46 years).

The SM9, though, types magnificently and as fast as I can bang the keys. It even came with the original brush kit.

Another wonderful Olympia Schreibmaschine Mittelgross rescued!

1969 Olympia SM9 #3640177

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-09-2015 at 12:33PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2015 at 12:41PM


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I found this one on a local Craigslist ad ($25) and bought it from the original owner who bought it new as a high school student in 1969. It spent the last few years in the garage and was caked with stains and eraser dust (fortunately no White-Out) but it cleaned up fairly well.

The case is actually semi-rigid leather (or leatherette--anyone know for sure?). Surprisingly, the zipper is still intact and works, if with a few rough spots (so it may not quite last another 46 years).

The SM9, though, types magnificently and as fast as I can bang the keys. It even came with the original brush kit.

Another wonderful Olympia Schreibmaschine Mittelgross rescued!

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