So you may have read of my missing out on a thrift store Olympia a few weeks ago. It looked a lot like this one, but it had no Splendid badging on it;
picture courtesy of http://natslaptaps.wordpress.com (hope you don't mind, Nat!)
Okay, so I decided that I wanted an Olympia SF after seeing this picture of Ian Fleming using one at his home, Goldeneye, in Jamaica in the early '60s;
And that's just like the one that I got off eBay.
Looked great, especially after I took it apart and cleaned it. Wedged some sound-proofing into the sides of the case too.
And then, as a comparison, I sat down with my Splendid 99 and typed a little on that;
*I really hate relying on Google searches all the time because I'd like to think that I can sometimes find information via other means or within the recesses of my memory, but I read "You Only Live Twice" so long ago (1983?) that I felt it best to check the source of that quote. Turns out it was Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote it in "Virginibus Puerisque" in 1881.