Saturday, March 23, 2013

Typespotting: Olympia International Arabic Electric

Apologies for the atrocious photo quality, but spotted this monster today -- an electric Olympia standard model (SG... something?) with an Arabic keyboard. Very neat! Even has the dual cloth- and carbon-ribbon system inside.





Yes, Ted, I did get the serial number, too. :-) Don't know the age or model, but if I had to guess, I'd say a 1970's electrified SG3, just based on the body style, the logo, and the paper-injector lever (cut out of the bottom photo.)

5 comments:

Ted said...

Yay! :D

Scott Kernaghan said...

Wow! What a magnificent machine! I have never seen anything like it.

Richard P said...

Impressive!

shordzi said...

It could be an Olympia SGE 65.

McTaggart said...

Yep, a very nice SGE, the last of the Olympia series. They later brought out a proportional model but it was too late as electronic typewriters were appearing on the horizon. Hope you kept it as these machine will be the collectibles of the future.