Reconditioned Olympia SM9 Vintage Typewriter - Working Manual Typewriter - Excellent Condition Typewriter - Olympia SM9 Manual Typewriter

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Reconditioned Olympia SM9 Vintage Typewriter - Working Manual Typewriter - Excellent Condition Typewriter - Olympia SM9 Manual Typewriter

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$350.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1970s

Materials

metal, plastic, chrome, rubber

This is a vintage Olympia SM9 manual typewriter in cream and gray. The Olympia SM line produced some of the finest manual typewriters ever made, and this SM9 is a prime example of the craftsmanship that went into these fine machines. I've cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted this typewriter, and it is in ready-to-type condition.

**COSMETIC CONDITION**
Cosmetically, this manual Olympia typewriter is in excellent condition. The machine has a two-tone shell, with a cream top and carriage covers, and a textured gray bottom. The keys are cream colored as well, with two seafoam green shift keys that match the end caps on the platen knobs. There are also polished metal accent and control pieces, as well as Olympia name badges.

There are some minor wear marks and blemishes, particularly a scratch on the top left of the ribbon cover from where the return bar scraped against the case.

This SM9 comes in carrying case that is in very good condition.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this working typewriter is in excellent condition, with one issue. I had to remove the carriage lock lever on this machine because the spring that allowed the lever to function properly was missing and I do not have a replacement. (The carriage lock lever is a safety feature that allows you to more securely transport the machine, so it's not necessary for the typewriter to function properly.)

Otherwise, this SM9 works wonderfully, with a clean, crisp action that is such a well-known trait of Olympias. All other control features function as they should, and I've installed a new ribbon. The platen is still in good shape and only leaves occasional indents in the page.

This machine also has an uncommon 11-CPI (11 character-per-inch) typeface.

**RECOMMENDED BUYER**
The Olympia SM9 is, first and foremost, a serious writing tool. It's a writer's typewriter through and through. Whenever someone asks me to recommend a typewriter for regular or heavy use, the SM series from Olympia is always my first recommendation, with the SM9 the first amongst those. These are precise, finely crafted writing instruments, and will serve as a working typewriter as long as you care for them.

The only downside to owning as fine a machine as this Olympia SM9 is that it might spoil you when you want to try other typewriters.

**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**
I do ship internationally, so please contact me if you live outside the United States and would like a shipping estimate.

Thank you, and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

- Mark

**VINTAGE TYPEWRITER**
Olympia SM9 Portable Manual Typewriter
Cream and Gray with Cream Keys
New Black and Red Ribbon
Carrying Case
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care and Cleaning Guide
**

#444
This is a vintage Olympia SM9 manual typewriter in cream and gray. The Olympia SM line produced some of the finest manual typewriters ever made, and this SM9 is a prime example of the craftsmanship that went into these fine machines. I've cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted this typewriter, and it is in ready-to-type condition.

**COSMETIC CONDITION**
Cosmetically, this manual Olympia typewriter is in excellent condition. The machine has a two-tone shell, with a cream top and carriage covers, and a textured gray bottom. The keys are cream colored as well, with two seafoam green shift keys that match the end caps on the platen knobs. There are also polished metal accent and control pieces, as well as Olympia name badges.

There are some minor wear marks and blemishes, particularly a scratch on the top left of the ribbon cover from where the return bar scraped against the case.

This SM9 comes in carrying case that is in very good condition.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this working typewriter is in excellent condition, with one issue. I had to remove the carriage lock lever on this machine because the spring that allowed the lever to function properly was missing and I do not have a replacement. (The carriage lock lever is a safety feature that allows you to more securely transport the machine, so it's not necessary for the typewriter to function properly.)

Otherwise, this SM9 works wonderfully, with a clean, crisp action that is such a well-known trait of Olympias. All other control features function as they should, and I've installed a new ribbon. The platen is still in good shape and only leaves occasional indents in the page.

This machine also has an uncommon 11-CPI (11 character-per-inch) typeface.

**RECOMMENDED BUYER**
The Olympia SM9 is, first and foremost, a serious writing tool. It's a writer's typewriter through and through. Whenever someone asks me to recommend a typewriter for regular or heavy use, the SM series from Olympia is always my first recommendation, with the SM9 the first amongst those. These are precise, finely crafted writing instruments, and will serve as a working typewriter as long as you care for them.

The only downside to owning as fine a machine as this Olympia SM9 is that it might spoil you when you want to try other typewriters.

**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**
I do ship internationally, so please contact me if you live outside the United States and would like a shipping estimate.

Thank you, and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

- Mark

**VINTAGE TYPEWRITER**
Olympia SM9 Portable Manual Typewriter
Cream and Gray with Cream Keys
New Black and Red Ribbon
Carrying Case
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care and Cleaning Guide
**

#444

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 3–5 business days
From United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Reviews

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I sell vintage and antique typewriters that are no longer made, some of which are 100 years old or more. As much as I'd love to be able to tell you that they will always be problem-free and last forever, I can't, because they won't.

Older machines can develop problems without notice, even if they're properly maintained and loved. I promise to accurately describe, photograph, or video any typewriter I sell. If you want additional photos or have questions about anything, all you have to do is ask. You can also inspect the machines in person if you are in the Kansas City area.

So, to make a long story short, I will accept most returns, but I do ask that you pay for return shipping. If your typewriter does not work as it should upon arrival, I'll accept a return unless it was sold as a display model. Also, if you do experience a problem, many times there is a simple repair that will solve it. I can often walk you through the repair so you don't have to send the typewriter back.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Shipping policies

Unless otherwise agreed to or specified, I'll ship all typewriters via USPS, FedEx, or UPS at my discretion. I will use the method that is most economical for my buyers, and will ship to anywhere in the continental United States.

If you are located outside of the United States, please contact me before making a purchase. I can usually arrange shipping, but I don't want to make any promises I cannot keep.

As far as packaging goes, shipping typewriters is notoriously problematic for some people. Typewriters have heavy moving parts (the carriages) that can be easily damaged if not properly secured. I lock the carriages on all shipped typewriters if they have that feature, but I may also secure them with additional safety measures. I use a variety of techniques to make sure your machine gets to you in exactly the same condition it was in when I boxed it up.

Please be advised that some typewriters are very heavy, and can weigh 40 pounds or more. These heavier machines naturally have higher shipping costs associated with them.

Payments

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I accept credit cards, PayPal, or Etsy gift cards. If you absolutely must have a machine and cannot pay me with either of these methods, please contact me so we can try to work out a solution. I know how strong the pull of a vintage manual typewriter can be, and I'll do my best to make sure I get your baby to you.

Additional policies

A lot of vintage stuff, especially typewriters, is beautiful and awesome. But I suppose you already knew that.

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