Made in 1974
With Facsimile Instruction Book
The German-made Olympia typewriter has a reputation as one of the best makes available. The SM-series heavy-duty portables on which this machine is based, have a design heritage dating back to 1950. This machine was an attempt to break into the 'office portable' market and was only made in limited quantities for a few years in the early 1970's. The 13.5" carriage makes it an extremely versatile typewriter. It has all of the features that you would expect to find on a full-size office typewriter, including an infinitely-settable tabulator featuring a 'total tab. clear' lever on the carriage and a pop-up paper rest. This machine has a delightful (and adjustable) keyboard 'touch' and will keep up with the most expert typist. Less tiring to use than its carriage-shifted predecessors, the segment-shifted Olympia SKM is a joy to work with.
The SKM features a 44-character keyboard, tabulator, and a platen freehead (handy for lining up pre-printed forms precisely). The extra-long carriage makes this a very useful typewriter, capable of typing large forms and will even take a piece of Foolscap paper (longer than A4) sideways !
This particular machine has been well-used but still has plenty of life left ! It has been set up to provide many more years of reliable service. Ribbons for this model are still readily available. If you are a serious user looking for a quality product with built-in reliability - this is the typewriter to have.
Plus £25 UK Postage