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All-Black 1951 Olympia SM2 Typewriter
  • All-Black 1951 Olympia SM2 Typewriter


    I find these all-black Olympia typewriters to be some of the handsomest typewriters ever made. The appearance is both bold and serious. It has a commanding presence on your desk or shelf and beckons you to write on it.

    This Olympia typewriter is a very early SM2, manufactured in 1951, and is one of the first 100,000 ever made. It is in nearly flawless condition mechanically and cosmetically. It has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted comes with a new ribbon and is ready to type! It has been adjusted to have a softer and lighter touch than Olympia's generally have.



    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. They are fully guaranteed to work and fully guaranteed to arrive damage-free. Most shipments to the US arrive in 3 days--often much faster than most domestic shipments within the US. Acme typewriters are carefully selected, beautifully restored and come with a one-year mechanical warranty and lifetime customer-service. Each comes with a lead seal, attached to the body, identifying it as a fully-restored Acme typewriter. Many new dealers strive to imitate us--none succeed. 

    Mechanically it is working perfectly, as originally manufactured. Cosmetically, it has only the tiniest signs of wear or use. The chrome is in top condition as is the overall finish. The colouring is completely uniform, unmarred by sun-fading or overuse. The rubber on the feet and feeder rollers is in top condition and still appropriately soft. The platen is smooth and clean and takes the imprint well (see sample).

    The keyboard is QWERTY, and the typeface is Pica (10 c.p.i.). It has extra keys for European languages and comes with a new ribbon so that you can start typing immediately. The ribbon is mounted on two, original metal ribbon spools.

    The case is in excellent condition, inside and out. It is solid and looks great, although there are a few signs of wear.

    This wonderful example of an OLYMPIA SM2 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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