Working Mid 1960s Olympia SM8 Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Cursive Font – Made in Western Germany
Working and serviced Olympia SM8 manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was manufactured in the 1960s. Regardless of such old age, the Olympia works very well! The comfortable keys are responsive and smooth and it makes typing effortless and enjoyable. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, carriage lock, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This German made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it, without any hassle. Also comes with the case which has a comfortable handle.
One of the distinctive features of the typewriter is its unique cursive font which stands out as it produces a handwriting style of type.
The overall condition is very good. The keys work smoothly and the Olympia SM8 typewriter types well. Minor signs of use and age are present.
The retro Olympia typewriter would be ideal for art projects or creative writing. It would also be a unique gift. Due to the typing font and the aesthetics of the Olympia typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as weddings.