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SORRY, SOLD! "Paloma Blanca" 1960 Olympia SM4 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! "Paloma Blanca" 1960 Olympia SM4 Typewriter


    At Acme, we give nicknames to some of our favourite typewriters. This wonderful, cream-coloured SM4 has earned the nickname: "Paloma Blanca". This Olympia typewriter is in wonderful 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.

    This cream or eggshell colour is enormously rare in Olympias. It's appearance is both bold and serious. It has a commanding presence on your desk or shelf and beckons you to write on it.

    For many, the Olympia SM4 is considered to be the "King of the Typewriters". It is one of the most well-engineered, solid, durable and usable typewriter models 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. The SM4 is probably the pinnacle of that technical excellence and engineering brilliance among the SM models. It is perfect for a fast typer, or a slower one.

    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 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.

    Mechanically it is working perfectly, as originally manufactured. Cosmetically, it is in wonderful condition although with some signs of wear and use. The chrome is in fine condition. The cream finish has some areas of light wear and slight discolouration, howver, you can see from the photos that this is minimal and does not detract overall from the stunning look of the typewriter. The rubber on the feet and feeder rollers is in fine condition and still appropriately soft.

    The keyboard is original QWERTY, and the typeface Elite (11 c.p.i.). It comes with a new ribbon so that you can start typing immediately. The platen measures ~93 on the hardness scale (Shore A) with ideal considered between 85 and 95. It is smooth and clean and delivers a fine imprint on the paper. (A new platen is available for an additional cost of 110$.)

    There is no original case for this typewriter but I can include a hard carrying case if so desired.

    This wonderful example of an OLYMPIA SM4 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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