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Working Early 1960s Olympia SM4 Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – AZERTY (French Keyboard Layout) – Olive Green – Made in Western Germany

Working vintage early 1960s Olympia SM4 manual typewriter in London, UK. Taking into account its age, this typewriter has retained all its functions and, also cosmetically it looks well looked after with well-preserved chromed details. The solid keys are strong and comfortable and it responds with stability and sturdiness to the typist. This German made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon and it is ready for action. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.

The Olympia SM4 typewriter is equipped with an AZERTY key layout for typing in the French language.

This nearly sixty years old typewriter is in good working order. Minor signs of age and use are present.

The psychological thriller ‘The talented Mr. Ripley’ was based on a series of five novels about Tom Ripley, which were written by the American novelist, Patricia Highsmith. She created these novels using an Olympia typewriter, while living in France.

The Olympia SM4 would inspire prospective authors to put their ideas on paper, in black and white, rather than staring at an electronic computer screen. Using a typewriter as your writing tool, one immediately sees an idea directly transferred to paper, as it would look in a printed book, making it real and tangible.


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