• Image of 1962 Rare Olympia SM7 "De Luxe" Wide Carriage Typewriter - Working condition
  • Image of 1962 Rare Olympia SM7 "De Luxe" Wide Carriage Typewriter - Working condition
  • Image of 1962 Rare Olympia SM7 "De Luxe" Wide Carriage Typewriter - Working condition
  • Image of 1962 Rare Olympia SM7 "De Luxe" Wide Carriage Typewriter - Working condition
  • Image of 1962 Rare Olympia SM7 "De Luxe" Wide Carriage Typewriter - Working condition

DESCRIPTION
Here's an absolutely beautiful West German-made 1962 Olympia SM7 De Luxe portable typewriter. This machine features a relatively rare extended carriage. Olympia typewriters have been called "the Mercedes of typewriters" and this one certainly lives up to that comparison with lots of high quality details. Beloved by writers including J.G.Ballard, James Baldwin, Harlan Ellison, Neil Simon, and Paul Auster. This well-made machine is a pleasure to type on with a high-quality feel to it!

- Model: OLYMPIA "De Luxe" SM7
- Manufactured: Olympia Werke AG. Wilhelmshaven, West Germany
- Year: 1962
- Serial number: 2306228
- Materials: metal, steel, plastic
- Colour: Cream body / turquoise shift keys and knobs
- With original case
- French AZERTY keyboard
- All of the typewriter's keys work and the machine seems to function as it should
- Dual ribbon to type in red or black
- Bell rings, carriage is very smooth
- Small areas of paint wear and loss to the corners of typewriter, but pretty clean looking
- Case shows normal wear on the exterior
- This typewriter appears to have always been stored in its case
- Overall very good condition for its age
- Dimensions: 16 x 36 x 48 cm (case)
- Weight: 10.3 kg

ABOUT
The predecessor of Olympia typewriter, the AEG, was introduced in 1923. In 1930 the typewriter was renamed Olympia. During the World War II the factory in Erfurt was partly destroyed. After the war “VEB Optima Büromaschinenwerke” continued to produce typewriters. This company was later renamed “Optima Büromaschinenwerk Erfurt”. In West Germany production restarted in Wilhelmshaven. Olympia was a popular typewriter in Europe. Both office and portable (from 1931) typewriters were produced. In the beginning of 1990 the factory was closed.

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DELIVERY FEES
France 29.00€
Europe 59.00€
Rest of the world 160.00€

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