Made in 1952
With Carry Case and Facsimile Instruction Book
The German-made Olympia typewriter has a reputation as one of the best makes available. The SM-series heavy-duty portables were introduced in 1950, and are widely acknowledged to be one of the finest designs of portable typewriter ever produced. The fit and finish of these machines is second to none. Eventually they became just too expensive to produce to this high standard and make a profit, and the manufacturers had to discontinue them. With the exception of a tabulator, the SM2 has all of the features that you would expect to find on a full-size office typewriter. This machine has a delightful (and adjustable) keyboard 'touch' and will keep up with the most expert typist. The SM2 features a 44-character keyboard and a platen freehead (handy for lining up pre-printed forms precisely).
This particular machine is the rare deep red version. The vast majority of these typewriters were made in a dark bottle green. It has a brand-new rubber platen and 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