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1973 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2858132 1973 Olympia SG3 typewriter, Serial # 7-2858132 Tas Kyprianou's 1973 Olympia SG3 typewriter. 2024-02-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1973 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2858132 I was given this and have now promised it to a friend, who'll be picking it up soon. It types way better than my other SG3 and when cleaned and tuned (it will need a good de-WD - there's WD40 in there and it will need to be dissolved to bring it fully back to life), it should type better than my beaten-up SG1. The 21" carriage is huge but super smooth. Classic Olympia, excellent build quality and thought for maintenance. The carriage pops off thanks to colour-coded yellow levers.

I find the grey keys a lot nicer looking than the wall of beige-cream ones on the earlier models.

Elite-sized typeface - 87 code.

1973 Olympia SG3 #7-2858132

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 02-03-2024 at 08:53AM
Last Edit: 02-04-2024 at 09:47AM


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I was given this and have now promised it to a friend, who'll be picking it up soon. It types way better than my other SG3 and when cleaned and tuned (it will need a good de-WD - there's WD40 in there and it will need to be dissolved to bring it fully back to life), it should type better than my beaten-up SG1. The 21" carriage is huge but super smooth. Classic Olympia, excellent build quality and thought for maintenance. The carriage pops off thanks to colour-coded yellow levers.

I find the grey keys a lot nicer looking than the wall of beige-cream ones on the earlier models.

Elite-sized typeface - 87 code.

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Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4045

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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