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1970 Olympia SM8 Serial # 4122880 1970 Olympia SM8 typewriter, Serial # 4122880 Wayne Bouchard's 1970 Olympia SM8 typewriter. 2024-03-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Wayne Bouchard: 1970 Olympia SM8 Serial # 4122880 An Olympia SM8, white top with a grey bottom. Made 1970. Came with a black case with a molded form fitting plastic insert.
Acquired 2024. Cleaned and refurbished and fully functional.

1970 Olympia SM8 #4122880

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)
Created: 03-11-2024 at 02:52PM
Last Edit: 03-11-2024 at 03:00PM


Description:

An Olympia SM8, white top with a grey bottom. Made 1970. Came with a black case with a molded form fitting plastic insert.
Acquired 2024. Cleaned and refurbished and fully functional.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Note that there is no touch control on the left of the keyboard. This is part of what differentiates an SM8 from an SM9
Note that there is no touch control on the left of the keyboard. This is part of what differentiates an SM8 from an SM9


Another differentiator between the SM8 and SM9 are the manually set tab stops behind the machine. So you will also notice that there is no tab set/clear on the keyboard.
Another differentiator between the SM8 and SM9 are the manually set tab stops behind the machine. So you will also notice that there is no tab set/clear on the keyboard.


Note the flip-up top. Remove the two circlips and four screws inside the feet and the entire typewriter comes out of the case for service and cleaning.
Note the flip-up top. Remove the two circlips and four screws inside the feet and the entire typewriter comes out of the case for service and cleaning.


Type face designates style 87 (Which is an Elite typeface) and 6.6 mm shift. The rest of the marks were placed there by the foundry.
Type face designates style 87 (Which is an Elite typeface) and 6.6 mm shift. The rest of the marks were placed there by the foundry.

Serial number located underneath by the back right foot.
Serial number located underneath by the back right foot.



Notice the plastic insert in the bottom of the case. This is form fitting to the typewriter. It is secured by a simple friction fit. The downside of this is that it can wear the typewriter. Note the back of the insert where it has abraded the back plate of the typewriter.
Notice the plastic insert in the bottom of the case. This is form fitting to the typewriter. It is secured by a simple friction fit. The downside of this is that it can wear the typewriter. Note the back of the insert where it has abraded the back plate of the typewriter.


Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)

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Collector of several things, including typewriters, slide rules, and mechanical calculators.
Started collecting typewriters in 2023 with a Royal HHE like the one I did my first book report on when I was in school and using my dad's old typewriter.



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