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SORRY,SOLD! 1963 Olympia SM7 Typewriter -- "A Writer's Typewriter"
  • SORRY,SOLD! 1963 Olympia SM7 Typewriter -- "A Writer's Typewriter"


    If you are looking for a fine typewriter that is a joy to type on, you need look no further. We are pleased to offer this beautiful OLYMPIA SM7 typewriter, manufactured in 1963. It is in top condition and has been fully cleaned, serviced, aligned and adjusted. It has a new ribbon and comes with a hard case, also in excellent condition. The shifting is easy and light with the "segment shift", also called a "basket shift". This means the segment (the "basket" in which the typebars are found) is lowered to make capital letters, therefore, the shifting is easier and lighter as compared to ordinary typewriters with a carriage shift (which raises the heavy carriage to make capital letters). This is a very speedy and precise typer very suitable to serious writers who want a typewriter that is easy on the fingers.

    For many writers (and collectors), the Olympia SM model series is considered to be the "gold standard" for mid-century desktop typewriters. It is one of the most well-engineered, solid, durable and usable typewriter models ever manufactured. This one is one of the best maintained mechanically that I have seen in many years.

    About Acme (more about the typewriter below):
    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling internationally in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters 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.

    Every aspect of this typewriter is in top condition, from the exterior finish, to the interior mechanics, to the rubber parts. The platen is smooth, clean and with an IDEAL hardness rating of ~91 (durometer, Scale A). The chrome is all in gorgeous condition. Look at the photographs and judge the overall condition for yourself.

    The keyboard is English standard QWERTY and the typeface is a beautiful Pica with 10 characters to the inch. This typewriter has the tabulator system for typing in columns etc.

    This typewriter comes with the original case and original Olympia cleaning brush. The case is in superb condition inside and outside with lovely chrome.

    This superb example of an OLYMPIA SM7 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.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase. And don't hesitate to ask for more photos or message me with any questions.

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