1956 Olympia SM3
Up for sale is an excellent Olympia SM3 which was manufactured in Western Germany in 1956. This typewriter is in excellent shape overall, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Cosmetically, this typewriter has a few flaws (see all pictures) but does not have any rust or any other severe cosmetic problems. The "E" key is sits slightly lower than the rest, but it isn't too bothersome or noticeable. The case is in somewhat rough shape, but still does its job as it should in carrying this typewriter and keeping it protected.
Mechanically, this typewriter shines above the rest. This machine is extremely smooth and reliable, as all Olympia machines are known to be. German engineering and craftsmanship really shines with Olympias, and this machine is no exception to that standard.
This typewriter is one my favorite machines to write on, and I would highly recommend it for heavy and frequent typing. Universal ribbons fit this machine perfectly, and the owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaSM3.pdf