Collection: Typewriters – Olympia SM3

Typewriter: Olympia, in Pe Ell WA (Dave's personal)
Typewriter: Olympia, in Pe Ell WA (Dave’s personal)

This lovely typewriter was found at a second-hand/grocery/miscellany store in the small town of Pe ELL, WA, USA (population approx 650) for around $20.

I was travelling light at the time but couldn’t resist the purchase, along with a large suitcase, both of which i then clumsily hauled around for the rest of my wander. By the time i returned “somewhere” i had to stash in storage and disappear again. As such,  i’ve never *actually* sat down and typed something substantial with this lovely machine as yet,…

Typewriter: Olympia (hardshell case) in Pe Ell WA
Typewriter: Olympia (hardshell case) in Pe Ell WA (Dave’s personal)

Comes with a grey clamshell case, though this machine is not “portable” per se, its a heavy metal beast with a wonderful burgundy-ish powdercoat.

As best i can tell, tis a 1956 Olympia SM3 (serial number not handy) and in great shape (certainly, much better shape than most of the other machines i end up with!).

Typewriter: Olympia (in case) in Pe Ell WA
Typewriter: Olympia (in case) in Pe Ell WA (Dave’s personal)

One day, this machine and i will spend quality time together but for now, lives in a climate-controlled storage locker in another country than me.

Typewriter: Olympia (with case, open) in Pe Ell WA
Typewriter: Olympia (with case, open) in Pe Ell WA (Dave’s personal)

Oh look, found a little fuzzy hardly-useful sample of the typing-ability. This’ll have to do for now.

Typewriters: Olympia SM3 Sample
Typewriters: Olympia SM3 Sample