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The Typewriter Database 1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 8433336 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 8433336 This one is proving difficult to date. It's almost certainly 197X, but I went ahead and estimated the date at 1975 based on the TWDB "extrapolated" guess for the Lettera 32. The list of serial numbers there shows just a single number for a Lettera 35: 9136975 for 1977. Others' galleries include 8283325 dated 197x and 8588124 dated 197x. (With these holes in the record, I'm including a photo of the serial number.)

I generally like how Olivettis look from a style standpoint, but I really don't like typing on them very much. Up close, they look and feel cheesy.

This one is made in Spain.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson:
1975 Olivetti Lettera 35

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1975 Olivetti Lettera 35
Serial #
8433336

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2016 at 03:05PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2016 at 11:20PM

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This one is proving difficult to date. It's almost certainly 197X, but I went ahead and estimated the date at 1975 based on the TWDB "extrapolated" guess for the Lettera 32. The list of serial numbers there shows just a single number for a Lettera 35: 9136975 for 1977. Others' galleries include 8283325 dated 197x and 8588124 dated 197x. (With these holes in the record, I'm including a photo of the serial number.)

I generally like how Olivettis look from a style standpoint, but I really don't like typing on them very much. Up close, they look and feel cheesy.

This one is made in Spain.


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Dan Johnson
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I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.

Although communities have arisen around other collection interests, typewriters have the advantage that those who use them also typically enjoy communicating through words, whether those words are about the machines themselves or their lives, hopes, dreams, or expressions of beauty. There's much to be appreciated here.


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