Made in 1960
With Carrry Case and Facsimilie Instruction Book
English Keyboard With Additional Foreign Language Symbols
The typestyle is Continental Elite (11 characters per inch)
Carriage Width is 9.5 Inches
Case colour is Mid-Green, with Dark Green Keys and Chrome Trim
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted the machine for best performance.
A new Black/Red Ribbon has been fitted.
The German-made Olympia typewriter has a reputation as one of the best makes available. The SM-series heavy-duty portables have a design heritage dating back to 1950. When this machine was made, it was one of the last SM4s - nearing the end of production. Designed for serious users like professional writers and small businesses, the SM4 was the luxury model in the range. 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. This machine has a delightful (and adjustable) keyboard 'touch' and will keep up with the most expert typist. The quality of the engineering and attention to detail is second to none. These machines are becoming very sought-after.
The SM4 features a 44-character keyboard, tabulator, and a platen freehead (handy for lining up pre-printed forms precisely). It comes in an appropriately heavy-duty wooden carry case.
This particular machine appears to have had only private use and is therefore in excellent condition. It was obviously a special order when new, because the factory have fitted special-purpose accents and marks for typing foreign languages such as French or Spanish. The platen is supple, giving a superb impression to the finished work. If you are a serious user looking for a quality product with built-in reliability - this is the typewriter to have.