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1974 Olympia SM8 Serial # 4680632 1974 Olympia SM8 typewriter, Serial # 4680632 Michael Hoehne's 1974 Olympia SM8 typewriter. 2013-12-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1974 Olympia SM8 Serial # 4680632 My first typewriter in this era of collecting. Got it at a yard sale in 2010 for $3 with softside case and instruction book; book is slightly water-damaged, though. The type sample is with the ribbon that was in it when I got it. Researching this on the internet brought me to the typosphere, where I learned that I need more typewriters.

The reason I bought it is that it is just like one that was stolen(!) from me in the '70s. It was researching this one that led me to the typosphere and collecting. Thanks guys. (C'mon, "guys" is a non-gendered term.)

1974 Olympia SM8 #4680632

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 12-14-2013 at 10:48PM
Last Edit: 12-19-2013 at 03:36PM


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My first typewriter in this era of collecting. Got it at a yard sale in 2010 for $3 with softside case and instruction book; book is slightly water-damaged, though. The type sample is with the ribbon that was in it when I got it. Researching this on the internet brought me to the typosphere, where I learned that I need more typewriters.

The reason I bought it is that it is just like one that was stolen(!) from me in the '70s. It was researching this one that led me to the typosphere and collecting. Thanks guys. (C'mon, "guys" is a non-gendered term.)

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Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

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