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1974 Olivetti Lettera 32 #7037901


This machine belonged to my girlfriend´s grandfather, who sadly passed away.

The Lettera 32 is a great portable typewriter, able to work as some bigger machines. It is also a fairly common model.

In this one, the ink selector does not work, and it is a late model manufactured in Barcelona.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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