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The Typewriter Database 1963 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1237781 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1963 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1237781 This mid-60's Lettera 22 was near the end of the line for this venerable design, and this particular example was reputedly owned by Hunter S. Thompson, who allegedly left it behind in a hotel room in Vietnam after skipping out on the bill, circa late 60's. Saw it and heard it's backstory at MTE, as it was in for repairs. Currently non-functional, so no typesample.

I suspect there might be a "9" under that mount point, which would put the serial number past 1964. Squarish keys and "Underwood-Olivetti" labelling suggest around 63-64-ish.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk:
1963 Olivetti Lettera 22

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1963 Olivetti Lettera 22
Serial #
1237781

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-15-2014 at 08:29PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 02:10PM

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Description:

This mid-60's Lettera 22 was near the end of the line for this venerable design, and this particular example was reputedly owned by Hunter S. Thompson, who allegedly left it behind in a hotel room in Vietnam after skipping out on the bill, circa late 60's. Saw it and heard it's backstory at MTE, as it was in for repairs. Currently non-functional, so no typesample.

I suspect there might be a "9" under that mount point, which would put the serial number past 1964. Squarish keys and "Underwood-Olivetti" labelling suggest around 63-64-ish.


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Ted Munk
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I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.

I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 40 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine.


1963 Olivetti Lettera 22 Photo Gallery

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