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The Typewriter Database 19?? Sears Courier (aka Lettera 22) Serial # 9063080 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno: 19?? Sears Courier (aka Lettera 22) Serial # 9063080 The Sears Courier that is based on the Olivetti Lettera 22 began production in 1966. I'm not sure of the year on this one. It was made in Olivetti's Mexico factory. It's basically a Lettera 22 minus the touch control. This on is in virtually new condition, has the manual and case too. Small elite typeface, 12-pitch. It's a great typer, very quality machine. I honestly can't detect any quality difference from this Mexican build over the Barcelona or Italy builds I've seen. I assume that Olivetti tooled up those factories to spec. These Couriers are essentially the newest Lettera 22's you can get. I read that they began making these for Sears after the Lettera 22 was officially discontinued by Olivetti and the Lettera 32 had completely replaced it in their line.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno:
19?? Sears Courier (aka Lettera 22)

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19?? Sears Courier (aka Lettera 22)
Serial #
9063080

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-08-2014 at 09:24AM
Last Edit: 06-08-2014 at 09:26AM

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The Sears Courier that is based on the Olivetti Lettera 22 began production in 1966. I'm not sure of the year on this one. It was made in Olivetti's Mexico factory. It's basically a Lettera 22 minus the touch control. This on is in virtually new condition, has the manual and case too. Small elite typeface, 12-pitch. It's a great typer, very quality machine. I honestly can't detect any quality difference from this Mexican build over the Barcelona or Italy builds I've seen. I assume that Olivetti tooled up those factories to spec. These Couriers are essentially the newest Lettera 22's you can get. I read that they began making these for Sears after the Lettera 22 was officially discontinued by Olivetti and the Lettera 32 had completely replaced it in their line.


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Brad Sarno
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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.


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