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1972 Olympia SG3 Serial # 2838541 1972 Olympia SG3 typewriter, Serial # 2838541 Bill Guthrie's 1972 Olympia SG3 typewriter. 2020-12-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Bill Guthrie: 1972 Olympia SG3 Serial # 2838541 This Olympia SG3 is a magnificent machine. I purchased it from the daughter of the original owner. Her father had been a doctor and this SG3 was purchased for use in the office of his medical practice. A number of interesting features were included with this SG3, including a wide array of line spacing settings, a double-width type key, a margin release key that also serves to clear key jams, as well as the "Paper Injector" (as Olympia calls it) which is truly awesome — a single pull of the lever located on the right side of the carriage loads the paper and the SG3 is immediately ready to type. This control has a variable dial setting so the user can control just how much of the paper is loaded.

The SG3 is a modular machine in that the carriage is a separate unit designed to be released and reattached. The user need only flip two levers located under the removable top cover to release or lock down the carriage. The reason for this is that Olympia made total of 5 different carriages for this typewriter ranging in size from 13" all the way up to 36" (the use of optional stabilizers was required for the 24" and 36" carriages). This particular SG3 came configured with the standard 13" carriage which is plenty of carriage for me.

1972 Olympia SG3 #2838541

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Bill Guthrie (Guth)
Created: 12-04-2020 at 12:42AM
Last Edit: 12-04-2020 at 12:51AM


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This Olympia SG3 is a magnificent machine. I purchased it from the daughter of the original owner. Her father had been a doctor and this SG3 was purchased for use in the office of his medical practice. A number of interesting features were included with this SG3, including a wide array of line spacing settings, a double-width type key, a margin release key that also serves to clear key jams, as well as the "Paper Injector" (as Olympia calls it) which is truly awesome — a single pull of the lever located on the right side of the carriage loads the paper and the SG3 is immediately ready to type. This control has a variable dial setting so the user can control just how much of the paper is loaded.

The SG3 is a modular machine in that the carriage is a separate unit designed to be released and reattached. The user need only flip two levers located under the removable top cover to release or lock down the carriage. The reason for this is that Olympia made total of 5 different carriages for this typewriter ranging in size from 13" all the way up to 36" (the use of optional stabilizers was required for the 24" and 36" carriages). This particular SG3 came configured with the standard 13" carriage which is plenty of carriage for me.

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1972 Olympia SG3 angled view 1
1972 Olympia SG3 angled view 1

1972 Olympia SG3 angled view 2
1972 Olympia SG3 angled view 2

1972 Olympia SG3 back side view
1972 Olympia SG3 back side view

Hunter: Bill Guthrie (Guth)

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I'm likely more of a casual typewriteaphile than a typewriter humter/collector. That said, what started with a single Olympia SM9 quickly expanded to include two more Olympia typewriters: a 2nd SM9 and a mighty SG3. I've now gone on to add other brands, but thus far I remain most interested in the machines from the 1950's - 1970's. I use all of the typewriters that I own. Typing out a letter, or typing almost anything for that matter, brings me a great deal of satisfaction. The typewriters themselves appeal to my appreciation for well designed mechanical devices.



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