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