Olympia typewriters, which are more numerous in the United States than other German machines (due to their West German origin), offer a range of typefaces (i.e. fonts). I’ve had good fortune in finding machines in excellent shape. I lugged another SM5 back from Texas. The SM series is portable in terms of size, but carrying the SM5 along with my Hammond Multiplex has added a few more inches to my arms.
While boarding the jet, I ran into a couple who correctly guessed that I was carrying a typewriter. The husband mentioned that he had read an article in which Paul Auster lauded the benefits to writing on typewriters. The wife half jokingly asked if I were Paul Auster. I said no, but explained the value of writing on the machines. The husband replied that I should start a revolution. I said that one was already underway.