Made in 1962
With Tan Leatherette Briefcase-style Carry Case,
New Ribbon and Facsimile Instruction Book
The Olympia factory in West Germany had an excellent reputation for producing top-quality typewriters. The SF DeLuxe portable was no exception. With a design heritage going back to 1955, when the original SF was first produced, the first model spawned a whole series of lightweight but extremely durable typewriters. The most luxurious was the SF Deluxe which came with leading-edge 1960's styling, a host of features - and in the instance of the first machines - a briefcase-style carry case, later to be replaced with a more conventional zip-up carry case. It is reputed that the James Bond author Ian Fleming used one of these !
In superb condition, this machine has many years of serious use ahead of it. The platen is supple and grips the paper well; internal rubber stops have been replaced with new. The machine boasts a 44-character keyboard, pop-up paper rest and an internal lever to adjust the keyboard 'touch' to the user's personal taste. A handy feature is the margin release key which also doubles as a typebar anti-clash device. Clash two typebars and when you press the key, they pop back down again. You will never have to get inky fingers ever again by putting them into the segment ! Every detail of these machines has been carefully thought out to make life as convenient as possible for the user. This typewriter takes a readily-available ribbon which is still in current production. The locking carry case even has it's original key ! If you are looking for a quality typewriter that will take more than just occasional use when necessary, this would be the one to have.
plus £17.00 UK Postage