I’ve discovered a sixth element, to go with the five golf ball print elements I already own…

I’m not sure what the two numbers on the cap relate to.

Three holes on the cap allow the ball to be secured on a plastic base …

Before being encased …

The Olympia “i” logo on the base is clearly visible …

This element is relatively hard to find and was used in the Olympia SGE 75 (1975)

As far as I know, the SGE-75 was Olympia’s only German-made kugelkopf (golf ball) typewriter. According to the Kleines Schreibmaschinen Museum, 10, 000 SGE 75 typewriters were manufactured.

Another “Olympia” golf-ball typewriter did exist – the SGE 77/77C (developed by Hermes, 1977) was advertised for sale in the USA and Canada …

The Abbotsford News (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada) · 1 March 1978