First one I've ever seen. It looks new. Congratulations.
I'd certainly never seen keys like that before! They almost look as if they were minted in bronze. You certainly have a good eye. ;)
Yeah, they do, especially from lower angles where they look like little bronze columns!
beautiful restoration on a very nice machine (:
Nick, that is a true beauty! As you say, it has a timelessness about it, and the colors are perfect. I love the "maple syrup" or mocha colored round keys especially. Thanks!
Beautiful. I enjoy typewriters with the ribbon cover that tilts forwards; it has its advantages.
I agree. One that can be removed totally is easiest to work with, but then you have the problem of the sad typewriters with a ribbon cover that got lost.
Hey, that's a great example of this machine. Nice score.
Hello. Not sure this went through the first time, so let me try again.I just received my own Orbis Olympia. I am curious how you dated yours. The Typewriter Database place both your typewriter 61310 and mine 31003 as being manufactured in 1950. I too thought I had seen something for 1949 previously. Can you help? Much appreciated. - JohnRichard
I'm not totally clear on what the database says. It says in the specific SM1 section that this is from 1950, but in the general SM section for all of the numbers, it would precede 1950.Since this isn't technically an SM1, I can't say for sure. It could be either, but I just go with 1949 because of how this precedes the SM1.
Thanks for the reply... I will see what I can dig up. I hear what you are saying. However, I was under the impression that the 'general SM' section was for SM2-9 only. That being said, these early typewriters, which 'precede' the SM1 are super attractive, and have a nice type for their age. As you said, not like other later models of the Olympia, but still nice.