1966 Olympia SM8 DeLuxe, *FULLY LOADED* Working Manual Portable Typewriter

$379.00

The Olympia SM8 DeLuxe is THE quintessential writer's tool - PORTABLE. RELIABLE. UTILITARIAN. Rock solid mechanics with a light, quick keystroke made for regular to heavy use. Made in West Germany in the 1960's it is classified as a medium sized (SM) semi-portable, heavy duty typewriter.

ABOUT:
This machine is in VERY GOOD used condition
COSMETICALLY: There are light scuffs and scratches, but no cracks, dents or gouges. The body is all metal with textured acrylic keys. The color is Cream White with Sea Green shift keys & platen knobs and well-appointed Chrome accents. The outer body has been cleaned & waxed, the chrome polished and the interior, including type bars and slugs, have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly lubed where needed.
MECHANICALLY all features are in full working order and the platen has been treated to renew its grip. Keystroke is smooth and fast, bell tone is motivational and the indented, textured acrylic keys make for tireless productivity.

This 1966 OLYMPIA SM8 DELUXE weighs in at 22 lbs. in its travel case, 15 lbs. on the desk.

RECOMMENDED FOR: The highly productive type - Writers, Students, Correspondents, Journalists, Poets, Revolutionaries

THIS IS NOT the best machine for: Young children or the faint of heart

The SM8 comes with its original two-tone hard travel case and a fresh Black & Red ribbon has been installed on metal spools. The case bears the scars and stains of a life well-traveled but is otherwise completely functional with lock-in feature for carrying stability, sturdy handle and working closure.
The machine has been cleaned and tested and is in perfect working condition, ready to use upon receipt.

Make: Olympia
Model: SM8
Serial #: 3266067
Year: 1966
Made In: Western Germany
Keyboard: Modern QWERTY
Color: White/Grey with Green accent keys
Typeface: ELITE No. 8, 11 cpi

FEATURES:
- Spacebar aligned Tab set/clear keys
- Tab Clear one-touch lever
- Touch Control
- Line Spacing
- Margin Release
- Dual Color ribbon capability
- Carriage Lock

INCLUDED:
- Rugged Travel Case with lock-in feature for stability
- NEW Black/Red ribbon installed on Metal Spools

NOTE:

This machine has received a thorough cleaning and servicing by the seller, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact before your purchase.
While I do not offer returns, I do guarantee my buyer's satisfaction. I only sell machines in excellent mechanical condition that have been cleaned and serviced by myself or a professional shop.

***Price includes fees and insurance common with packaging and shipping delicate machines.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please let me know if you would like a personalized message sent with your purchased item, especially if it is a gift - I will include in the packaging with 24-hr notice of ship date.

Care instructions

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon ordering.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Packaging these delicate machines for shipment is a must and Teipiadur uses high quality cardboard boxes, lots of peanuts, bubble wrap, airbags, strapping tape to reinforce box corners,and specific handling labels for the carrier to understand the fragility of their freight. All typewriters are fully insured and trackable.

Choose the Gift Option at checkout for an added special touch.
Gift wrapping consists of a personalized typed note on Crane stationery and a cheery satin red ribbon. Advance notice from the buyer is greatly appreciated to prepare as a gift before shipping.

Will I Need To Purchase a Ribbon for my Typewriter

Not right away. Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur comes with a brand new ribbon installed so you may begin typing at once. Generally a ribbon will last for several passes when the ribbon direction-change function is employed, this will give you 1-3 months of regular use and up to a year of light use before you need to buy a replacement. Recommended ribbon suppliers are included in your welcome letter.

Return & Exchange Policy Explained

While Teipiadur has an *ALL SALES ARE FINAL* policy, I prioritize customer satisfaction. If your order arrives severely damaged, or not functioning please contact me immediately - WITHIN 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY - and document any defects. All machines are sold in full working order so damage or functionality concerns will likely be a shipping issue. Failure to notify me within this parameter will nullify your claim and limit my ability provide reparation.

Vintage 101

VINTAGE - as applied to typewriters in this shop - means the typewriters are likely older than you, or possibly your parents.

All machines are in USED / PREVIOUSLY OWNED condition, bearing age-related marks + wear conducive to time and use.

Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur has been serviced/restored to full functionality, cleaned, inside and out, polished and listed with accurate notes and pictures depicting any major flaws or discrepancies.

While all typewriters offered for sale are in perfect working condition, expect your typewriter to show some visible signs of age. These are generally a testament to the machine's charm and history, not detractors.

Always ask questions before purchasing to insure your satisfaction.

Shipping News

Teipiadur now offers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders within the continental U.S.

If you prefer expedited shipping, simply choose that option at checkout and the additional shipping charge will be added to your final cost.

If pickup in Sonoma, CA is desired, a flat shipping fee of $35 will be refunded once the transaction is complete.

Additional charges may apply for the following:
P.O. Box
APO/FPO
Alaska
Hawaii

Should the above apply, please provide your ZIP code with request for custom rate prior to your checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Teipiadur generally ships via USPS as they take the greatest care in handling these delicate machines and deliver in an expedited manner with reliable tracking.

Care instructions

A personalized letter is included with each typewriter and details basic operational instructions as well as some useful typewriter related links.

NOTE: Please be mindful of the 3-day window to provide feedback regarding performance issues. Please give your typewriter a test run right away - Teipiadur WILL NOT be responsible for mechanical issues reported after 72 hours of receipt.

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