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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1953 Olivetti Lettera 22

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1953 Olivetti Lettera 22
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-03-2013 at 05:50PM
Last Edit: 11-05-2013 at 11:48PM

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An eBay purchase, I did not know until I got the machine that it had an Italian keyboard. The previous owner purchased it in Italy from an Olivetti dealer and it had not been used since 1969 but it has traveled the world extensively and shows quite a bit of wear. The machine was made in Italy. The typewriter came with no case, the pictured case is a substitution from another L22 I owned which severely bit the dust and has been recycled. It is interesting to note the key for + on the keyboard in fact prints $ instead...

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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 Photo Gallery

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