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1978 Olympia SKM Serial # 36-0018433 1978 Olympia SKM typewriter, Serial # 36-0018433 Anthony Mindling's 1978 Olympia SKM typewriter. 2022-02-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1978 Olympia SKM Serial # 36-0018433 A like new desktop from 1978 - someone took good care of this one - pristine and does its job with no issues. Acquired for me by my son who mentioned my interest in typewriters to a client.

1978 Olympia SKM #36-0018433

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)
Created: 02-26-2022 at 07:24PM
Last Edit: 02-26-2022 at 07:24PM


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A like new desktop from 1978 - someone took good care of this one - pristine and does its job with no issues. Acquired for me by my son who mentioned my interest in typewriters to a client.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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