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SORRY, SOLD! All-Black, 1955 Olympia SM3 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! All-Black, 1955 Olympia SM3 Typewriter


    We are pleased to offer this extraordinary and fine OLYMPIA SM3 DeLuxe typewriter manufactured in 1955. It is in superb condition in every way and has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. The platen roller has been refurbished with new rubber by one of the oldest factories in Europe. It has been adjusted to have a light shift and a light touch, and has a new "Acme Signature" blue ribbon on its two original metal ribbon spools. 

    This is an extraordinary typewriter that was produced during the second year of production of the SM3 model-line. With a rich-black body and glossy-black keys, it has an elegant and profound presence on your desk or in your office. This black colour in Olympias is not common and to find one in this condition is remarkable. This typewriter is truly a "statement" on the desk of any serious screenwriter, poet, journalist, novelist or even the occasional letter-writer. It is an extraordinary writing instrument for an extraordinary person.

    This is 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. This Olympia 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. (See below for details.) 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.

    For many, the Olympia is considered to be the "King of the Typewriters" Or "Queen"--depending on who you ask!. It is one of the most well-engineered, solid, durable and usable typewriters ever manufactured. The SM series of typewriters from the Olympia factories in Germany are considered by many to be the "gold-standard" of what a modern portable typewriter should be.  It is perfect for a fast typer, or a slower one.

    The keyboard is standard English language QWERTY with extra keys for Spanish and other European languages. The typeface is Olympia's Pica (10 c.p.i.). 

    Regarding the rubber: Platen Roller is newly refurbished. The Paper Feeder Rollers are smooth and soft. The Feet are clean and soft like new.
    Regarding the chrome: Perfect. No discernible marks or wear.
    Regarding the Body condition: No blemishes or fading. 
    Regarding the mechanical condition: Working perfectly, as originally manufactured.

    This superb example of an OLYMPIA SM3 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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