Congratulations on your Olympia 8. It looks like a fantastic machine.
Love that ribbon feed. congrats on a great find!
Great looking machine, well done Ken.
Ah, I have a new top-o'-the-wish-list! Great lines, and to know that it types well, too ...! I hope there's another one out there. Thanks.== MIchael Höhne
Good to have you posting again! I've never gotten my mitts on an Olympia 8, and now I really want to. (Not with the SS sign, though -- I don't touch those machines.)By the way, I just read a philosophical paper on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Geez... you've been proficient. BTW... Letter coming soon. I promise. That's one hell of an awesome machine you have there. I love it. Once it is cleaned up, it'll look quite beautiful. With the red popping from the sides, it is quite striking.
I also find it interesting that someone seems to have scratched at the SS markings.
What a big hulking behemoth of a machine! Totally impressive.I happen to like its many external blemishes, all testimonials to its obviously colorful history.Wonderful to see a post from you at long-last, and I can hardly wait to see your other recent acquisitions!
I love that machine! I never dreamed of owning an SS machine but now that you have found two it doesn't seem so unreasonable so maybe I will begin looking...
Ken, I am just trying to catch up on commenting so don't be surprised that this comes quite late. Just wanted to say that you've landed another great find in this Olympia. Congrats! I'm also happy to hear that you're focusing on Olympias, I know the thrill of that!
As far as winding that watch, I think it would be a simple job (somewhere between 5 and 20,000 minutes) to run a little cord from the return spring to the watch stem... then every time you advanced the carriage it would wind the watch. But of course, I can't give you any more details than that, as would like to rig a power take off from my Selectric to my coffee grinder--not that I need ANY more coffee, heh.Seriously, that is a great example of early convergence. Have seem typers with radios, but a watch... man...cheers ==mcget/ phillytyper