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The Typewriter Database 1979 Olivetti Lettera 12 Serial # 0208058 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison: 1979 Olivetti Lettera 12 Serial # 0208058 The space age Lettera 12 (a later variant of Lettera 10) is smaller than it appears in pics. A featherweight, its body is made of cast-injected ABS polymer casing. It could well be the lightest of the Olivettis, which is really a disadvantage as it does not have the solid mechanism and stable typing action of a Lettera 22 or 32. In addition, it does not use a standard ribbon spool but a proprietary cartridge-type ribbon; replacement will be a problem. The Barcelona-made Lettera 12 is the coolest looking piece of 70s junk ever to despoil planet Typospheria.

Gone but not forgotten.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison:
1979 Olivetti Lettera 12

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1979 Olivetti Lettera 12
Serial #
0208058

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-25-2013 at 05:47PM
Last Edit: 12-14-2013 at 01:06PM

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The space age Lettera 12 (a later variant of Lettera 10) is smaller than it appears in pics. A featherweight, its body is made of cast-injected ABS polymer casing. It could well be the lightest of the Olivettis, which is really a disadvantage as it does not have the solid mechanism and stable typing action of a Lettera 22 or 32. In addition, it does not use a standard ribbon spool but a proprietary cartridge-type ribbon; replacement will be a problem. The Barcelona-made Lettera 12 is the coolest looking piece of 70s junk ever to despoil planet Typospheria.

Gone but not forgotten.

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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.


1979 Olivetti Lettera 12 Photo Gallery

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