This little beauty comes from Sarah VanAllen, a Typewriter Club LIVE regular. We worked out a sweet deal to get it from Northern California to Southern California, essentially a gift. And a much appreciated one, as it is filling out my Olympia collection. In particular, I am fond of the ultra-portables: Splendid 33/66 and SF. I have the first and the last but still need the 66.
What a beautiful typing experience from a virtually immaculate typer. Its touch is a bit heavy—I dare not demean it by saying “stiff”—but with my two-finger typing, that’s not even a factor.
Sarah did an amazing job cleaning and repairing this machine, and her efforts are all neatly documented on a note inside the lid. It looks and feels as if it was factory refurbished.
I would have to say this typewriter easily falls within my Top 10 in my collection. Looks and condition is easily in my Top 5. I should really clear some space on my desk for it. Keeping it out of reach is truly a crime.
I just noticed—perhaps for the second time—that this types at 11 cpi. Yet another thing to love about it, as elite is my preferred spacing, and this is a nice compromise.
Anyway, THANK YOU so much Sarah for such a wondrous machine. It’s found its forever home.