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1979 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-4506380 1979 Olympia SG3 typewriter, Serial # 7-4506380 Skyler King's 1979 Olympia SG3 typewriter. 2022-09-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Skyler King: 1979 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-4506380 I found this machine in the storage room on the 7th floor of an office building in Taichung, Taiwan. The employee that I was speaking to informed me that it likely belonged to her boss, but I could have it and the cart that it was on for a grand total of $65 if I wanted to haul it away. I guess her boss instructed her to "get rid of everything" in that room, as he didn't see a use for any of it. Aside from being dirty and having a few obvious bumps, this machine works perfectly. Every single function seems to work as if the machine was brand new, which I guess isn't surprising given how highly people speak about these SG machines.

1979 Olympia SG3 #7-4506380

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Skyler King (Skyler)
Created: 09-23-2022 at 10:17PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2022 at 10:30PM


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I found this machine in the storage room on the 7th floor of an office building in Taichung, Taiwan. The employee that I was speaking to informed me that it likely belonged to her boss, but I could have it and the cart that it was on for a grand total of $65 if I wanted to haul it away. I guess her boss instructed her to "get rid of everything" in that room, as he didn't see a use for any of it. Aside from being dirty and having a few obvious bumps, this machine works perfectly. Every single function seems to work as if the machine was brand new, which I guess isn't surprising given how highly people speak about these SG machines.

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Hunter: Skyler King (Skyler)

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My name is Skyler and I live in Taiwan. I am a Demolition Engineer & Metal Fabricator by day and I typically keep myself as busy as possible with various projects and hobbies when not at work. I have lived in Taiwan for ten years and have discovered that there are actually quite a few typewriters to be found here. What is especially interesting about this fact is that, being that this is Asia, typewriters never had the same uses or popularity that they did in the west. So finding so many is quite surprising. Because they were all imported or brought in when returning from overseas trips, there is a very wide variety available. I have actually seen many typewriters that I have never seen mentioned or listed on the TWDB, which is part of why I wanted to join and become a "Typewriter Hunter", as I would like to fill in some of the gaps.
I collect and repair typewriters, as well, though I am still new to it. So, I would love discussions, tips, and advice related to that.



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