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Made in 1967 - Excellent Condition
With Brown Leatherette Zip-Up Carry Case, New Ribbon and Facsimilie Instruction Book
The typestyle is Continental Elite (11 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.5 inches
Case colour is Cream with White Keyboard, Light Green Platen Knobs and Shift Keys
The German Olympia SF series is acknowledged as one of the best designs of flat portable typewriter ever produced. With a design heritage stretching back to 1956 and continuing well into the 1980's, thousands of these excellent machines were exported all over the world to satisfied customers. These machines were built up to a standard not down to a price. This particular machine is the basic model of the range, using a single colour ribbon and lacking the keyboard touch control of the more luxurious models. It is, however, still that famous Olympia quality that makes these machines so popular and sought-after.
Featuring a 43-character keyboard with a pleasant 'touch', this machine has a fold-up paper rest. A nice feature is the margin release key, which also doubles as a keyboard anti-clash device to enable jammed typebars to be released from the keyboard without getting inky fingers ! With typical German thoroughness, every detail has been carefully thought out to make the typing experience as pleasant and easy as possible. Save a few small paint chips, the casing is practically unmarked.
If you are looking for a lightweight portable typewriter with a real appetite for work, that will give many more decades of reliable service, this is the machine to have. Replacement ribbons are still readily available 'off the shelf' for this model.