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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Olympia
model name / number: SM-9

Good day, visitor. Thank you for passing by my ad!

Available for purchase is an icon. A Olympia typewriter from the SM-series. These typewriters are notorious, famous for their brilliant overall design and durable mechanics. Considered the Mercedes-Benz of the typewriters, the Germans really outdone themselves with this line-up.

The 'SM' line (Schreibmaschine MittelgroƟ: Medium-sized typewriter) started back in 1949. The original design was adapted from the machines that dated back to the 1930's, and which was also adapted by the SS in Germany during the second world war, for whom a custom typewriter was made, the Olympia Robust.

SM machines have been praised since day one for being amongst the elite of portable typewriters. Even in the 1970's when the desire for manual typewriters was dwindling, Olympia still produced high-end portables. This model from 1977 was made in one of the last years Olympia manufactured manual typewriters. The SM-line was phased out in 1979. This typewriter still represents that brilliant Olympia integrity that they are so known for.

The overall condition of this typewriter is very good. Mechanically it's very solid. I have thoroughly gone through this machine, refurbished it completely and made sure it is in the best original condition it can possibly be. I have over 10 years of experience servicing machine, and am in touch with a world-wide network of typewriter enthusiasts who have assisted me in gaining the necessary skills to work on these machines. I am a professional when it comes to typewriters.

Cosmetically, there are some very minor blemishes. Some paint-chips here and there. But the white is still WHITE. Aesthetically, the machine is beautiful to observe.

You will find the quality to be sublime once you lay your fingers on those keys and start clacking away.

This typewriter comes with a brand-new ribbon and I would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have. My machines are very reasonably priced. Please call for a quote.

I would prefer to confer over the phone, so please include your number when you email.

Thank you for reading, and have a great day!
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