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SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Olympia SM5 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Olympia SM5 Typewriter

    €560.00 Regular Price
    €420.00Sale Price

    Imagine typing with this typewriter on your terrace overlooking the garden. This is an excellent example of a 1962 OLYMPIA SM5 typewriter, in Eggshell-White colour with Green accents. It is in fine condition in every way. The platen is wonderfully soft to give you many years of typing pleasure. It has been fully serviced, aligned and adjusted.  It has a new ribbon and is ready for some serious typing. The colour on this SM5 is a wonderful eggshell-white with green shift keys. It is a very handsome combination. Nearly all these white, Olympia typewriters have yellowing due to sun discolouration over time. This one has almost no discolouraton, with only a hint of it to the left of the space-bar--compare to others and you will see the difference.

    For many, the Olympia SM model line represents the height of mid-century typewriter design. The SM model typewriters are some of the most well-engineered, solid, durable and usable desktop typewriter models ever manufactured. It is perfect for a fast typer, or a slower one. The keyboard is standard US/UK (QWERTY), and the typeface is Olympia's Pica (10 c.p.i.). It comes with a new bi-colour ribbon so that you can start typing immediately.

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! In the last 7 years, our typewriters arrived damage-free 99.4% of the time. So please don’t be concerned about buying from us just because we seem far away. Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    This typewriter, as mentioned, has a platen that is soft, clean and smooth to provide for years of enjoyable, quiet typing and the rubber feet are solid and soft, gripping the desktop well.  It is in lovely condition inside and out and will serve you well for typing anything from a short poem to a long novel.

    A hard carrying case can be ordered with this typewriter. 

    The SM series of typewriters from the Olympia factories in Germany are considered by many to be the "gold-standard" of what a modern desktop typewriter should be. This is a typewriter that really proves the notion that Olympia typewriters are some of the finest typing machines ever made. The typing action is wonderfully smooth and solid, swift and efficient. 

    This lovely example of an OLYMPIA SM5 will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters, guarantee safe delivery and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery. It will be fully insured for shipment.

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