Procrastinating my writing by way of typecasting...
Sounds like quite a fix-up job. Way to go.
Nice work. post some pics for us to enjoy! (:
Got to love Olympias. That sweet German action just can't be beat. Of course, the retro-modern good looks don't hurt, either.
Yeah, I had a lot of fun fixing it up. Easily my most extensive breakdown, so that felt good.Yeah, Olympia looks and performance...what else can I say? I'll make sure to post some pics to show off!
She's a bute! I love that color!! Mine's just a boring dark green... Very nice!
Thanks! Yeah, the color is certainly growing on me. When I first saw it, I wasn't all that into glossy white, but now I am really loving it and glad that its not creme.This is also my first glossy paint finish, as all my other typers have some sort of textured finish. I suppose the Oliver was glossy originally, but the pain is kind of bad now.
I've not seen a white SM-3. It looks really nice. I have a white SM-5 from Elizabeth but it is more of an off-white color.And here I go with my broken record/squeaky wheel/obnoxiously over-stated sentiment:SM-3s.Rule.Period.
Glossy white! That doesn't seem like a common finish, especially on an SM-3; all the ones I've seen online and IRL have textured paint. Great find! I found the carriage shift on mine a bit too heavy for regular use, but the typing action overall is unparalleled.
I was kind of thinking that, too. Its just not a common finish for an Olympia. Lucky me!
Oooooh. Shiny! Olympia typewriters are immeasurably repairable. Love 'em.
Just getting around to this post! Glossy white is definitely a less common finish on Olympias. I think it looks great, but it's also perfect for repainting if you want to do that. For a stunning look, bring the body panels to an auto shop and pick your favorite paint. My local auto shop does a beautiful job on typewriter parts for $100.
Richard, this is good information to know. If I ever do want to change the color, I have already pulled off all the body panels except for one, so it wouldn't be a hard thing for me to do.