Friday, 29 April 2011

Olympia SM-4: status update

Lowercase sorted! Caps now a little out of alignment - but liveablewith. Now worth every one of the 499 pennies paid. Featurette coming soon.


  1. Well done, Rob! How was it fixed? Re my earlier suggestions, I took out an Optima Plana yesterday, found the carriage a bit stiff in places, checked it out and found two heavily oil-enhanced bits of rice bubble stuck on the escapement rack.

  2. Thanks Robert, I'll post some photos with arrows and an explanatory typecast, hopefully tomorrow. I am a little annoyed with myself that I have mangled a couple of screwheads without need. Partly my poor workmanship/tools, but that 1950's German metal is quite putty-like!