My name is Stealth or my Nickname is Boomerang. Please note that the US Government Stole My Name and Nickname for their B-2 Stealth Bomber since I was Born in 1978!!! You know, they might have gotten the stealth fighter and bomber after typing and looking at me. This is tied with the best SM-9 Typewriters KB has Ever Used. KB started calling Boomer instead of Boomerang after working with me and feeling the power and leverage that I generate when you snap/press my keys.
You'll simply be amazed and wonder why people bought electric typewriters. PLEASE know that NO typewriters were built like me in the late 1970s, and they didn't generate power like I do, but I was expensive since I was really expensive to make. Wow, I promise that I'm not an angry typewriter, but I'm sounding like it, aren't I? I also have some really cool history because I have a Plate with an Inventory Number for the Comptroller of Currency.
I came from Pennsylvania, and I forgot where I was since I've been in solitary (in my case) for about 35 years. KB also was careful to keep the Inventory note on the ceiling of my cell (case). Hello, KB Here and Fired Up to Talk About Boomer. First, please see my feedback before you read further as I really try to go above and beyond for those wanting a great effortless manual typewriter.And, I have around 7 to 10 other Olympia typewriters with custom detailed reviews that you might like more. Because of possibly doing damage to the typewriter. Boomer feels like he's new and is VERY quiet for an Olympia. Ease to get mark 10. I call him Boomer for this reason. How Snappy is it 10 He's POWERFUL AND FLIES (Get it). You can type 100 WPM and not have a problem with him. Perfect Exterior and More Shiny that other SM9's made after 1970. The mechanics are so good that I'm still it a 10 even thought the metal piece is not flush on the platen.
The paper rolls up straight and doesn't affect performance at all. All is working and ready to be worked. Tabs are working for me as I did test this typewriter and used the tabs for my paragraphs, BUT I CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TAB SYSTEMS, OR I WOULD HAVE TO RAISE MY PRICES. If its a deal breaker, please contact me.
Very clear, but there are some White-Out paint that I could get off. This is the first 1978 SM9 that I've had. Wow - The All Black Interior is just AWESOME.Ribbon All are New 10. New cotton ribbon that is WET again as you can see. It works perfectly without much effort needed and SOLID. Silent, Solid, and Smooth - It doesn't get better. BEST feet I've ever seen - Will NOT move on the table at all and you have to lift it to move it. BEST case I've ever offer with regards to condition, and this is my FAVORITE case for SM9's. One of the foam pieces that holds down the typewriter during transport is gone. As long as you have one, you'll be fine. I shrinkwrap the typewriter to the base of the case where I also secure the carriage. History of this model 11. Kurt Vonnegut, Neal Simon, Sam Shepard, Tennessee Williams (SM8), Harlan Ellison, Jon Cleary, J. Ballard, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Paul Auster wrote a book about his Olympia. Pica or Elite Olympia 11 Font (11 Characters per inch). To me, is how fast the hammer hits the paper and goes back down, which is VERY important for someone that types 40-50 WPM or more. Also, more important for those who use all their fingers. This is based on how expensive was the machine at the time A Mercedes (Olympia) costed more than a Chevy (Royal) or Ford (Smith-Corona) Note that the Silent Super is more like a Loaded Lincoln, in my opinion if it was cared for. (12 would mean as clean as a restored one). What authors used a typewriter like this one? Below is the same for all my listings.
This is a summary of what I do for each typewriter I sell. Select the best typewriters for writing from my research and my personal experience of trying MANY different typewriters that were used by famous writers. Make sure all the functions are working properly and if its something difficult, I take it to a repair professional.
Clean and dust typewriter along with using a cleaner that gets the WD40 oils out that are BAD for typewriters and leaves an extremely light protectant against rust, etc. In the future Nu-Trol Control Cleaner for Electronics (Phoenix Typewriters swears by it).Clean out typebars, as you can see in the picture, and this is why my typing samples look so good. I do clean out the typebars BEFORE I do the typing sample.
So, youll see some black on the typebars when your machine arrives. Make sure that the capital and lowercase letters are aligned and hitting the platen where they should be.
Clean out the typewriter case and will often make small repairs and/or reinforcements if needed. Make sure the rubber feet are acceptable and will use a rubber rejuvenator for the feet and also a platen rejuvenator if needed. Polish chrome parts and compound wax typewriters with smooth finishes.
Take off the clear card holder that's on the right and left side of where the typehead hits the paper and clean along with making adjustments if needed. I put 1 day to make sure I can follow through. You have to lock the carriage, stuff the basket with bubble wrap, engage the shift lock key, and shrink wrap the carriage so it will not move AT ALL. Otherwise, you will have escapement problems causing the typewriter to make a grinding sound when you make your rewarding carriage return to your next line to your next page without distractions!!Also, your typewriter will come in a new custom-sized box to ensure its typing for you like its been typing for me. I was done with typewriting until I saw Tom Hanks talking about the Hermes 2000, Olympia SM3, and the Smith Corona 5 series. I bit the bullet and got a decent Hermes 2000 (like Tom did) and have been hooked ever since. That Hermes worked great, and I got a Smith Corona 5 series Sterling that worked okay but required more finger strength to get a mark. However, if you plan on using your typewriter, I highly recommend the Olympia SM9 over the SM3 because it has a basket shift making is a lot better on your pinkies. Plus, the platen is going to be 10+ years newer. Growing Typewriting One Typewriter at a Time.. I cannot contribute to an adjustment or improvement from a professional repair shop. You are getting charged hundreds less than typewriters in their shops, and these professionals are likely to find something that doesnt meet their high standards, hence their rightfully higher priced machines.
If this is the case and if you decide to pay in order to get the adjustments, etc. You will still save hundreds and have an even better typewriter for decades to come.The item "1978 Olympia SM9 / Meet Stealth / READ Review A Must See / Cleaned/Serviced" is in sale since Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters". The seller is "kbtyperunner" and is located in Florence, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.