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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Olivetti Lettera 35

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197X Olivetti Lettera 35
Serial #
A328427

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-17-2016 at 09:00AM
Last Edit: 11-17-2016 at 09:05AM

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Description:

Sadly, this typewriter has cost me an unpleasant experience apart from its regular price.

This, of course, is another chapter of the Book of Thrashed Typewriters during Shipping. What can I say... The seller "packed" it leaving the handle out, and it was crushed. Apart from that, a blow coming from behind has left the margin stops crippled, as well as the bell.

This is a pity, considering how nice is the Lettera 35. a decent portable with a more than decent design. The cool thing is how it deceives you: Do you think this is a chunk of plastic? Sure looks like it is... BUT NO! Heavy Metal it is! Maybe not too heavy, but metal anyway. And works as a crossover between the Lettera 12 and the Studio 46, good enough to fry a good pile of paper.

Apart from the wounds from its bumpy ride , this machine needs a new ribbon because the current one is mummified, so no typeface sample for now.


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

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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