Wow do I miss these Guys. I moved from Cape Cod Massachusetts to Houston TX and could really only bring with me my Olympia SM9. Sadness, I might just have to have my skyriter sent out here though. Its one of my better small portables. I like it better than my Singapore smith corona deluxe, Its like mclemens' blue one but mines tan. I had a blue one when I was a kid It was the first typewriter I personally owned. Its gone though I looked and looked. They are probably about the same mechanics wise but the Skyriter is better IMO. Can anyone tell me what to use for typewriter oil? I heard that Sewing machine oil is good but I was wondering what everyone else used. I used some stuff I had around the house back home and I think it made things worse. It worked good at first and then must have dried up. I hope to see my good old Skyriter soon!!!
Does anyone know if it is rare to have a Olympia sm9 with chrome plates on the sides and black keys. It was my understanding that when they made the keys black that they also made the sides white instead of chrome. I know there was a model with grey keys but this isn't it. This has black keys and many features that the sea green and white key model has with out the colors.
Also it has the white color type bar plate. My other thing was the case. I am sorry I forgot to take the picture but the color of the hard case is the grey and yellowish cream color. I really don't know if there is any site besides Mr. Ts site that really says the evolution of the sm9. Just curious I guess. Let me know what you think. Thanks