Reconditioned Olympia SM8 Vintage Typewriter - Working Manual Typewriter - Excellent Condition Typewriter - Olympia SM8 Manual Typewriter

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Reconditioned Olympia SM8 Vintage Typewriter - Working Manual Typewriter - Excellent Condition Typewriter - Olympia SM8 Manual Typewriter

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Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Materials

metal, plastic, chrome, rubber

This is a vintage Olympia SM8 manual typewriter in cream and gray. The Olympia SM line produced some of the finest manual typewriters ever made, and this SM8 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 very good (8/10) 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 here and there, as well as some rather tough lingering glue residue on the left side panel which I'm still trying to remove. If I manage to get it off, I'll update this listing.

This SM8 comes in carrying case that is in very good condition.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this working typewriter is in excellent (9/10) condition. The SM8 was as close as Olympia ever got to a "budget" typewriter, but even their entry-level machine is still exceptional. Like other Olympias, this machine types with a clean, crisp typing action, and is a joy to use. All 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 SM8 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. These are precise, finely crafted writing instruments, and will serve as a working typewriter as long as you care for them.

**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
MAde 1965
Cream and Gray with Cream Keys
New Black and Red Ribbon
Carrying Case
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care and Cleaning Guide
**
This is a vintage Olympia SM8 manual typewriter in cream and gray. The Olympia SM line produced some of the finest manual typewriters ever made, and this SM8 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 very good (8/10) 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 here and there, as well as some rather tough lingering glue residue on the left side panel which I'm still trying to remove. If I manage to get it off, I'll update this listing.

This SM8 comes in carrying case that is in very good condition.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this working typewriter is in excellent (9/10) condition. The SM8 was as close as Olympia ever got to a "budget" typewriter, but even their entry-level machine is still exceptional. Like other Olympias, this machine types with a clean, crisp typing action, and is a joy to use. All 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 SM8 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. These are precise, finely crafted writing instruments, and will serve as a working typewriter as long as you care for them.

**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
MAde 1965
Cream and Gray with Cream Keys
New Black and Red Ribbon
Carrying Case
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care and Cleaning Guide
**

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