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Sunday, December 23, 2012

My New Olympia SG 1 Typewriter (Senatorial Font)

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I picked this up Saturday at an Antique shop nearby for only $30, which is a great deal. This SG 1 has a weird Senatorial font, which almost looks robotish. It types very smooth, and feels great to the touch. It could benefit from a new ribbon, but for now it is fine. This typewriter is massive, but Olympia used the large size wisely. There are so many features, and the carriage comes off with only 2 switches, and some strength. These bad boys are extremely heavy. We have made a dust cover for it so that when I'm not using it, it will not get dusty, since I plan on using this one quite a bit. It is very clean, and only needed a light dust off when I bought it. Overall, I am extremely happy with it!


  1. I am so glad to know they are still out there. There is still hope.

  2. What an amazing deal! I like the robot font machines. My SM-9 is only a bit more portable. At some point I must experience the legendary touch of the SG-1.

  3. After all this time, I finally found a difty, but solid SG-1. What a heavy monster, what a beauty! The best typing feel of them all - even better than my other love..... The '55 Adler Universal ..... the Olympia's near twin brother.