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1979 Olympia SM9 Serial # Tba 1979 Olympia SM9 typewriter, Serial # Tba Brett Manuel's 1979 Olympia SM9 typewriter. 2022-05-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brett Manuel: 1979 Olympia SM9 Serial # Tba Kept in very good condition in its carry case which has few markings. I need to put a new ribbon in it. Can anyone tell me where to find the serial number please? I bought this one as it is the same look (but in portable size) to the Olympia that I learned to type in at middle school.

1979 Olympia SM9 #Tba

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brett Manuel (BrettM)
Created: 05-26-2022 at 02:52AM
Last Edit: 05-27-2022 at 07:40PM


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Kept in very good condition in its carry case which has few markings. I need to put a new ribbon in it. Can anyone tell me where to find the serial number please? I bought this one as it is the same look (but in portable size) to the Olympia that I learned to type in at middle school.

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I’ve always been a bit fascinated by typewriters - and the skill of being able to touch type - starting with my grandparents probably around 4 or 5 on their Commodore machine which was probably from the 1950s. I got my first typewriter, a second hand Olivetti DORA when I was 12. And I still have it. Whilst my parents thought I was just a bit obsessive, they actually got on board with the whole typing thing when they realised that in my efforts to have a beautifully clean typed page, I was actually paying attention to my spelling. And so, my previously horrendous spelling, actually became quite good. Along the way I went to business college and had to chuckle when the typing teacher was a little put out when the best typist (70+wpm) in her class was a guy! I think she commented along the lines of, “come on girls, how can you let a boy with these big fat fingers beat you all!?” I now have 3 Olivetti’s in my collection - a manual, an electric and an electronic. I recently purchased two more - an Olympia SM9 which is the portable version of the desktop model that we had in typing class in middle school. And probably my fave of the all … the big mumma - IBM Selectric III.



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