A few weeks ago, I bought what should have been an Olympia SM9 in excellent shape. I've been wanting a SM9 after owning a SM3 and really enjoying that particular typewriter. I've been looking for one and ran across what I thought was going to be a great example of this particular machine. After all, the photos looked great! However, when it arrived at my house, it was in less than ideal condition. As is often the case, the packing job was very poorly done and as a result, I had a typer that looked like it had been dropped. The typewriter was only secured on one side inside of its case and therefore was banging around. Let's just say I was not a very happy person when I surveyed the damage.
Somehow, we've managed to get the typer back in working order all but for the margin release. I'd really like to get that working and wanted to get some help from you typewriter repair experts out there.
Take a look at this video.