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The Typewriter Database 1954 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 077757 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1954 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 077757 Ton S. convinced me to give this model another try, with a machine made in Ivrea. Sure enough, it's a keeper!

This machine was sold in Amsterdam. The keys with $ and ¢ signs look a little crude, and the type slugs for those characters show signs of adaptation. So this was presumably a custom-made keyboard for an American user, perhaps adapted from a Dutch machine.

It came with a nice little cover and a case.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1954 Olivetti Lettera 22

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1954 Olivetti Lettera 22
Serial #
077757

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-04-2014 at 12:36PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 02:02PM

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Ton S. convinced me to give this model another try, with a machine made in Ivrea. Sure enough, it's a keeper!

This machine was sold in Amsterdam. The keys with $ and ¢ signs look a little crude, and the type slugs for those characters show signs of adaptation. So this was presumably a custom-made keyboard for an American user, perhaps adapted from a Dutch machine.

It came with a nice little cover and a case.


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Richard Polt
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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: polt@xavier.edu


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