Vintage British Olympia SM2 SM3 Portable Manual Typewriter Circa 1950s Made in West Germany Hard Wooden Case
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Item - Vintage British Olympia SM 3 Manual Typewriter in Original Wooden Carrying Case, Circa 1953; this particular example was Made in West Germany for the British Market and was imported by Office Machine (Sales) Limited of 20 Bride Lane, London, England.
Maker - Olympia Werke GmbH of Wilhelmshaven, West Germany
Marks - Original Makers Plaque and Importers Plaque attached to the rear (please see below)
Serial Number - 301827 is stamped to the underside (please see pics below)
Circa - 1953
Country of Origin - West Germany
Dimensions - 13" by 12.125"
Weight - 11 Kilogram (in case)
Condition - Excellent Used Condition, fully working and still retaining it's original case.....there is one or two very light rubs to the casing from use. The Case is in Very Good Used Condition with the holding mechanism and catch lock working perfectly, handle good and strong and no damage as such, though there is some very light marks to the case (if you require further pics of the case feel free to contact).
Other Interesting Points - This particular example is a early example of the SM3 and carries quite a lot of the attributes of the early SM2...the main difference between the SM2 and 3 is the carriage return lever, which on the SM3's curves downwards rather than upwards as seen on the earlier SM2's. All SM series typewriters had superb build quality and featured hinged typebar covers, tension adjusters, etc... even the fitted hinged wooden case (think gramophone case) has a patented locking mechanism to hold the typewriter firmly in place when being transported.
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POSTAGE & PACKAGING
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