You never hear anybody talk about this model! I almost bid on one but went for a late style SM9 instead.
The Archive. What a wonderful name for such an amazing store! I'm slightly jealous...
Great bookstore, and nice score on the PKD!I suspect we might have some better data on Olympia and other brands from 1973 to 1980 soonish. stay tuned!
Thanks for the virtual tour of the bookstore. I have not seen any that huge. I miss the ones I used to visit in PA and VA. Here we have one and it is in Daytona Beach.
What an interesting post -- so much variety!Great typewriter. Interesting that it was made so late. That elite typeface has a lot of character. (No pun intended.)I just did a search for that Jack Finney book online at my local library site. No luck...but they DO have "About Time: 12 stories". Could this be the same book?
Great bookstore. There are perhaps a handful like it left in my city.
Nick- You hardly ever see them around, either. They are nice machines, I must say. Of course, I think you made the right decision on the SM9. Can't beat that machine!Spiderwebz- I'm surprised I didn't hear of it sooner. My father-in-law turned me onto the place, and I will be haunting their location for years to come.Ted- I look forward to any further information I can find on this, and other late model Olympias. Considering where I'm at in my Olympia collection, those are the ones I don't have...but will soon. Keep me posted!Bill- Between this place and the Book Barn, I'm set for used book stores. Now, of course, I'm spoiled. Anything smaller just seems...quaint. Ha!Cam- The elite of the Monica is fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised by it...I bought it without seeing the typeface, as they hardly ever come up on the Bay. As for Jack Finney; yes, I do believe 'About Time: 12 Stories' is the same collection, just reissued years later. If they have it at your library, I highly suggest it. Fantastic!Teeritz- There's A HANDFUL of stores like this near you? Damn, and I thought I was special for having two close by. Good for you, man.