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Stock ID: CVT-1294
Date of Manufacture: 1960 (Made in Western Germany)
Serial Number: Hidden for Buyer's Privacy
Font Size: 10 characters/inch; Character Height: 0.125" (Max)
Font Style: Serif (Pica)
Typewriter: Like-New Restored (Mint) Condition; Gray (original color). All Metal Construction. Guaranteed excellent mechanical operation.
Case: Like-New Restored (Refurbished) Condition in Gray color.
Includes: 1 Brand-New Black Ribbon Installed, Olympia Operating Instructions (High-Quality Color Reproduction of Vintage Original).
LIKE-NEW PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED (MINT) CONDITION. Our Expert Technicians spent 15 hours professionally cleaning, restoring, servicing, adjusting, repairing and testing this vintage typewriter. Typewriter Body has 100% Original Color from Factory. Typewriter Case was professionally cleaned and restored (Brand-New paint). Guaranteed excellent mechanical operation. Free Lifetime Technical support via Email. Note: Due to computer monitor and phone screen differences, actual color may vary slightly from online photos.
Olympia Typewriter Features:
* Manual Margin & Tab Sets * Single, Double and Triple Line Spacing settings * Variable line spacer * Carriage & Margin Release * Automatic ribbon reverser * Bi-color ribbon selector * Carriage shift * Carriage lock * Touch selector * And more!
History of the Olympia Typewriters:
Olympia story begins in 1903, Berlin. Under the direction of Dr. Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck, European General Electric developed Olympia manual typewriters. In 1921, the first successful Olympia Model 3 rolled into market. Two years later, the company set up shop in Erfurt, Germany. During 1930's, Olympia Simplex, Model 7 and Model 8 gained popularity worldwide.
By 1943, World War II raged over European skies. Allied Forces bombed the city of Erfurt and severely damaged the Olympia Factory. In April 1945, eleven remaining employees survived the capture by Soviet Forces. The East German government seized the Olympia Factory and renamed it "Optima." Several employees fled to West Germany and set up shop in Wilhelmshaven.
From late 1940's onward, Olympia enjoyed worldwide success. By 1961, half of all typewriters in West Germany were built by Olympia: Simplex, Progress, Elite, SM and SF Portables.
Olympia machines ("Mercedes Benz" of typewriters) are legendary for their craftsmanship, eye-catching design and exceptional reliability. These machines were favored by authors Woody Allen, Patricia Highsmith, Stan Laurel, Robert Penn Warren, James Michener, Evan S. Connell and Carson McCullers. Olympia Typewriters are perfect for enthusiasts who wish to own an aesthetically pleasing object but also want to type to their heart's content.
We love classic manual typewriters! We sell Professionally Restored (Refurbished) portable vintage manual typewriters: Olympia SM3 De Luxe, Olympia SM4 S (Signature), Olympia SF, Olympia SM9 De Luxe. Remington Portable Model #1, Remington Portable Model #3, Remington Portable Model #5 and Remington Noiseless Model #7. Our Expert Technicians spend over 15 hours professionally restoring each machine. Please browse our inventory: View our Inventory.
Our Expert Technicians never clean typewriters with harsh, foul chemicals. Some of those products are known to cause cancer and other diseases. We care about your family and the environment! Our Expert Technicians clean each typewriter using organic, odorless environmentally-friendly products. Our cleaning solutions are safe for humans and pets. They are tough on dirt but gentle on precise vintage typewriter parts.
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ITEM MUST BE RETURNED WITHIN: 30 DAYS.
REFUND WILL BE GIVEN AS: Cash Back.