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The Typewriter Database 1954 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 345536 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison: 1954 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 345536 For its astonishing balance of engineering, aesthetics, and portability, the Marcello Nizzoli-designed Olivetti Lettera 22 was one of the “hundred best designed products of our time," an accolade given in 1959 by the Illinois Institute of Technology. It also won the Italian Compasso d'Oro (Golden Compass) award for industrial design. Aside from its sophisticated minimalist lines, the Lettera 22 has an amazing typing action. It's got the right snap. This machine was re-conditioned by Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter; quite a dream to type on. Made in Ivrea, Italy.

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1954 Olivetti Lettera 22

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1954 Olivetti Lettera 22
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345536

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-27-2013 at 05:46PM
Last Edit: 12-14-2013 at 01:06PM

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For its astonishing balance of engineering, aesthetics, and portability, the Marcello Nizzoli-designed Olivetti Lettera 22 was one of the “hundred best designed products of our time," an accolade given in 1959 by the Illinois Institute of Technology. It also won the Italian Compasso d'Oro (Golden Compass) award for industrial design. Aside from its sophisticated minimalist lines, the Lettera 22 has an amazing typing action. It's got the right snap. This machine was re-conditioned by Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter; quite a dream to type on. Made in Ivrea, Italy.

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Ton Sison
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In a parallel universe, I was once the Senior Vice-President of Design (Typewriter Division) at Ing. C. Olivetti & C.,S.p.A., Ivrea, Italy. In the real universe, I'm a Chicago-based casual collector and hunter of Olivetti typewriters, and related ephemera, publications, and film sightings.


1954 Olivetti Lettera 22 Photo Gallery

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