1957 Olympia SM3
Up for sale is an excellent Olympia SM3 which was manufactured in Western Germany in 1957. This typewriter is in excellent shape overall, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Cosmetically, this typewriter has a few flaws with the paint (see all pictures) but does not have any rust or any other severe cosmetic problems. The case has some wear and stains on the inside, 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.
Keep in mind that this typewriter has a slightly smaller than standard 'elite' typeface, meaning it types 12 characters per inch instead of 10. The print is still extremely crisp and easy to read.
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