1966 Olympia SM9
Up for sale is an amazing Olympia SM9 which was manufactured in Western Germany in 1966.
This typewriter is in near mint shape all around, and is fully functional right down to the bell. There are only a few scuffs or other flaws with the paint, as visible in the photos. Despite being in impressive condition cosmetically, the biggest thing this machine has going for it is its functionality. This typewriter is one of my highest recommendations for heavy typing, as it's one of the most smooth and reliable machines to write on. The touch is light and responsive, but not mushy. And if you prefer a slightly heavier touch, the sensitivity is adjustable right from the side of the keyboard. Additionally, this machine has a segment shift mechanism as opposed to a carriage shift mechanism, so not as much force is needed to press and hold the shift key.
It's also a very easy machine to use and care for, and uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site. The owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaSM9.pdf
If you're in the market for one of the best typewriters for heavy and consistent use, then this is one of the best machines I can recommend- especially considering this machine was cared for so well.