Mercedes Benz of typewriters! Made with West German craftsmanship in the hey-day of the German industrial revival of the l960s. It isn't that old, and some collectors don't even consider it an antique. Well, that's too bad. It just means there are more of these to go around for ordinary folk like you and me.
For a manual typewriter, the typing experience on this machine is unparalleled! Each key is individually spring loaded on the end of the typebar to give your fingers extra cushioning. The touch control has nine separate settings that "click" into place. The ribbon control lets you type on the ribbon at four different heights, blue, red, yellow, and white, so your ribbon will last twice as long as with the standard red and blue setting.
Decide you don't like any of your tabulator settings and want to start over? No problem. The Olympia has an ambidextrous universal tabulator reset lever. One pull on the lever and all your tabulator stops disappear at once.
The more-than-handy paper injector lets you insert paper into the roller and to the proper height to begin typing with just one easy pull of the paper injector lever. You almost never have to fool with straightening the paper. For different typing jobs and paper sizes, the paper injector is adjustable.
Need to type between lines? No problem. In addition to single and double spacing, the Olympia lets you triple space and do all the half spaces between single and triple as well for a total of 5 different line space settings!
In addition to its mechanical features, this machine just glides smooth as glass when you type. It has the easiest touch of any desk model manual ever made.
It's no wonder that when a local collector saw this sitting under a shelf in our showroom he virtually screamed, "I have to have it!" He made a lunge for it and dragged all 45 lbs. of the Olympia out onto our showroom floor. There he sat, like a child with a new toy banging away on the keys! Well, how could we disappoint him? Of course, we let him take it home ... for the right price!.