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SORRY, SOLD! 1960 Olympia Splendid 99 DeLuxe Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1960 Olympia Splendid 99 DeLuxe Typewriter


    We are pleased to offer this beautiful OLYMPIA Splendid 99 typewriter in fabulous red and cream with matching leatherette case. It is in lovely condition in every way and has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. It has a stunning presence on your desk or in your office.  It comes with the two original metal ribbon spools.  The red colour finish is original to the typewriter. 

    The Splendid 99 is one of the great super-portable typewriters. Weighing only around 10 lbs, it has been positively compared to the Hermes Rocket and Baby and some typewriter enthusiasts prefer the Splendid 99 due to the longer carriage-return lever and the more solid "action". Because this is an Olympia, it was manufactured with precision and care and is a superb writing machine. The Splendid 99 model is the DeLuxe version of this portable model which includes the Splendid 33 and the Splendid 66.

    Mechanically, this typewriter is in wonderful condition. The platen-roller has hardly been typed upon, is smooth and clean, and has an ideal hardness rating of 89 (85 to 95 is the ideal range).  Every aspect of the mechanical functioning of this typewriter has been inspected, cleaned and properly lubricated. All necessary adjustments and alignments have been undertaken to restore this typewriter to its original precision and functionality. The feeder rollers are in fine condition. All are clean, smooth and gripping well the paper. The chrome is is fine condition and the body finish has minimal signs of use.

    The keyboard is QWERTY, with extra characters for Spanish language. and the typeface is Olympia's Elite (11 c.p.i.). 

    Like all of our typewriters this is a fully-working typewriter. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a 6-month warranty. We guarantee safe delivery and provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    Comes with the original case which, too, is in excellent condition inside and outside. There are only the slightest signs of wear on the case. 

    Please read the Introduction on the opening page of our Etsy shop for helpful details about our shop, warranty, policies, etc. See my buyer reviews and you will have confidence in your purchase.

    This superb example of an OLYMPIA Splendid 99 will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery. It will be fully insured for shipment.

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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