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Made in 1963 - Excellent Condition
With Black Leatherette Zip-Up Carry Case, New Ribbon and Facsimilie Instruction Book
The typestyle is Pica (10 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.5 inches
Case colour is White with White Keyboard, Grey Side Panels and 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. By the early 1960's the original basic single-colour SF had spawned a luxury version in a sharp new outer casing - the SF DeLuxe. These machines were built up to a standard not down to a price. This particular machine was originally destined for Singapore and has a 'Colonial' keyboard - essentially an English keyboard with the addition of a $ symbol.
Featuring a 43-character keyboard with a pleasant (and adjustable) 'touch', this machine has a push-button pop-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.