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SORRY, SOLD! 1964 Olympia SM9 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1964 Olympia SM9 Typewriter


    If you are looking for a "as-new" typewriter that is a joy to type on, you need look no further. We are pleased to offer this beautiful OLYMPIA SM9 typewriter, manufactured in 1964. It is in pristine 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.

    To "share the joy" of the opening of our new store in Holland, we'll upgrade your shipping choice to UPS Air Express for free, with delivery in 2-3 days! And please forgive the poor photography as we renovate our new photo studio.

    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.

    This is an ACME Typewriter, so 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. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter. This seal permanently identifies this typewriter as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. 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 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. And the fact that this has a new platen adds even more value.

    Every aspect of this typewriter is like new, from the exterior finish, to the interior mechanics, to the rubber parts. The platen is smooth, clean and with an IDEAL hardness rating of 89 (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 Elite with 11 characters to the inch. This typewriter has the tabulator system for typing in columns etc.

    Typewriters are not inexpensive, but they can (and should) be considered an investment. To invest properly requires buying a quality brand in the best possible condition. This typewriter fills the bill on both fronts. Because of the condition of this typewriter, with proper care, it should never decrease in value should you wish to sell it some day. The retention in value is especially true because it is marked with the Acme seal, indicating that it was properly and fully serviced by us in 2023.

    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 SM9 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 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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