1963 Olympia SM7
Up for sale is a trusty Olympia SM7 which was made in Western Germany in late 1963. This typewriter lives up to the excellent reputation of Olympia typewriters, and is one of my highest recommendations for those looking to do some serious and heavy writing, such as a novel. This model is no exception, and is a smooth and reliable workhorse. This typewriter itself is in excellent shape all around and is fully functional right down to the bell. If I didn't tell you- you would have no idea- but this typewriter actually needed a fair amount of polishing and TLC to get back into the condition it is in, but now that it's there, it's ready to be used and cared for properly. This typewriter has a standard 10-pitch typeface and is very clear and legible. Universal ribbons (which are sold on this site) fit this typewriter perfectly and are easy to install, so keeping this workhorse going for many years to come isn't a concern. The carrying case is also in impressive shape for its age, with just some cosmetic flaws. I have thoroughly cleaned it both inside and out, so rest assured that any cosmetic imperfections that appear to be dirt are not. The owners manual for this typewriter can be found here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaSM7.pdf
Once again, if you're in the market for a reliable workhorse of a typewriter that can be used heavily and reliably, then this is one of my best recommendations.