Friday, April 25, 2014

1961 Olympia SM-7

This is one of the first Olympia SM-7 portable typewriters manufactured. (It was made so early that the case hinge consists of a tab and a slot, making the top of the case removable). Notice the finish of the dark gray on the sides--generally this has a rougher crinkle finish, but is smooth on this example. Also, notice the area near the tab-set and tab-clear keys. Generally this has the same texture as the area behind the Olympia logo, but is smooth on this particular example. The case is in relatively good condition, with only a square inch of the vinyl covering missing. It also has the names of the last two owners written in it in ink. (I'm tempted to write mine in it, too, to carry on the tradition...) 

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