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1970 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2384738 1970 Olympia SG3 typewriter, Serial # 7-2384738 Brad Sarno's 1970 Olympia SG3 typewriter. 2014-09-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno: 1970 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2384738 I didn't really need another one of these behemoths, but for $20, it was too hard to resist. After all, this may be the best manual typewriter in the world. These things are just amazing, they type SO fast and with such a nice feel. The machine quality is as good as it gets. The ease of service and cleaning with the two levers that release the carraige, it's just a great machine for hardcore typing work. This one is in really good shape, needed a ribbon and basic cleaning. It's got a smaller elite typeface

1970 Olympia SG3 #7-2384738

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-21-2014 at 01:59PM
Last Edit: 09-21-2014 at 02:00PM


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I didn't really need another one of these behemoths, but for $20, it was too hard to resist. After all, this may be the best manual typewriter in the world. These things are just amazing, they type SO fast and with such a nice feel. The machine quality is as good as it gets. The ease of service and cleaning with the two levers that release the carraige, it's just a great machine for hardcore typing work. This one is in really good shape, needed a ribbon and basic cleaning. It's got a smaller elite typeface

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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.



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