1956 Olympia SM3

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)


FREE SHIPPING. 1956 Olympia SM3 vintage green. Working typewriter in excellent condition! Like new. Serviced, cleaned, tested, new ribbon.

See it in action before you buy: https://youtu.be/zw82IgfFD40

Please read the full description for all the details and important information!

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SKU: O-983 Category: Tag:


IMPORTANT! Please read everything carefully. Click here to Read our full shipping and return policy prior to making a purchase.


Excellent condition! A 1956 Olympia SM3 in green. Original finish. Exterior condition is excellent and looks nearly new. Fantastic condition all around.

Remember, you are purchasing a vintage item. This is 63 years old. Read the full description and watch the demo video so you understand what to expect.

performance review: Beautiful performance and smooth as butta’! No issues were detected. Ideal for authors and long writing projects. Operates like it just came from the manufacturer. Gets a big ‘ol A+ from me!

Serviced, cleaned, tested, new ribbon installed, demo & tutorial videos. Be sure to watch the demo video so you can see how it performs!

🎥 typing demo video: https://youtu.be/zw82IgfFD40

🎥 typewriter tutorial video:  https://youtu.be/uikf2AQ_VB8

known issues (not covered in warranty): n/a

type of ribbon: Uses a 2-color Universal Ribbon. A new black/red ribbon has been installed for you.

dimensions: 13.5″ wide x 12″ deep x 6″ tall

typewriter cover size:  portable

serial number: 773552

(NOTE: we professionally SERVICE our typewriters and do NOT replace parts, unless otherwise noted. We do NOT restore or refurbish.)


  1. You are purchasing a VINTAGE item. There are inherent risks with vintage products.
  2. Free shipping via FedEx. Signature is required. We do NOT ship outside the mainland U.S.
  3. We professionally SERVICE our typewriters. This means we clean and perform minor repairs. We do NOT replace parts unless otherwise specified in the description. Our typewriters are not refurbished or restored. Please read this blog post that explains the difference.
  4. Knowing that there are inherent risks in vintage items, we offer a 6-month warranty as an add-on purchase. The warranty covers the cost of repairs and shipping back to you. The customer is responsible for getting the typewriter TO our shop. Please see the details of the warranty below.
  5. You have 3-days from the date of delivery to inspect the typewriter to make sure it is working as we say it does in the demo video (see above) and description. If there are any concerns, please contact us immediately at hello@jotandtittletypewriters.com.
  6. We provide a typing demo video for each of our typewriters so you can see how it works before you purchase. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU WATCH THE DEMO VIDEO FIRST! (link above)
  7. Shipping typewriters is expensive and risky. Sometimes things get jostled around and most of the time it is minor and an easy fix. We insure all our packages to cover the full cost of the typewriter. If your typewriter is damaged, please read our shipping and return policy here for instructions.
  8. The customer assumes responsibility for return shipping.
  9. When you receive your typewriter, we highly recommend you rewatch the demo video and watch the tutorial video BEFORE you attempt to use the typewriter. (see links above)


If you purchase the warranty option, we will cover any mechanical issues NOT mentioned in the listing or demo video and are a result of regular daily use for 6-months starting from the day our tracking information shows that the typewriter has arrived. We recommend taking out your typewriter immediately and testing it for any issues. This warranty covers performance issues such as broken draw band, stuck keys, space bar malfunction, etc. It does NOT cover damage done to the exterior (chipped paint) or damage from misuse or accidents, such as dropping, banging, improper use. Any attempts to adjust or repair the typewriter on your own VOIDS the warranty. We will always attempt to address issues over the phone or email first. If there are damages as a direct result of shipping, please notify us immediately and follow the instructions found in our Shipping and Returns Policy.

Jot & Tittle Vintage Typewriters will cover the cost of repairs and return shipping. The customer is responsible for the cost of getting the typewriter to us for repairs. Our shipping address is: Jot & Tittle Typewriters; 5 Paola Lane; Kimberling City, MO 65686

If the typewriter is unrepairable, we will refund the full amount of the typewriter (less the cost of the warranty or any add-ons purchased). Questions? Please send us a direct message at hello@jotandtittletypewriters.com.

Additional information

Weight 33 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 13 × 6 in

1 review for 1956 Olympia SM3

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cody S. (verified purchase)

    Wow! I am blown away by this typewriter! As a first-time buyer, it was initially daunting figuring out where to buy and what to trust — but you made the whole process so easy! My expectations were exceeded by the quality and affordability of this marvelous machine. I can *feel* the care put into servicing and cleaning the product. Needless to say, I’m hooked and look forward to purchasing more in the future!

    • Laura Prather (store manager)

      Thank you Cody! I hope you enjoy for many years. Tag us on Instagram if you’re on there. We’d love to see it in action!

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