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The Typewriter Database 198X Olivetti Lettera 10 Serial # 0465127 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olivetti Lettera 10 Serial # 0465127 I knew tis day was going to came, and it came.

The Olivetti Lettera 10 is a much hated typewriter. In fact, I hate it as well. In my opinion, it´s one of the worst typewriters ever, and much of the blame goes to that ribbon cartridge which has rendered many typewriters unusable. Maybe Olivetti tried to do something new or different, but the final result was bad. In fact, this one is not operative because it doesn´t have that damned cartridge.

In addition to the cartridge issues, the typewriter is definitely strange. It has a weird feel on it, and while the machinery itself is bad, it´s a little step ahead of other abominations. But it´s still hideous, never forget it. This machine suffers from a plastic overdose, and you get the feel of everything made out of plastic. Plastic body, plastic return lever, plastic keys, plastic typebars... Maybe not that one, but it sounds as if a plastic typebar hit a plastic platen when typing.

And why, why in the name of Chiron (for example, mythological figures empower every sentence) do I have one of these if I don´t like it? Or worse, why do I have two?! A 2€ price tag on them might have something to do with it, I guess.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
198X Olivetti Lettera 10

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198X Olivetti Lettera 10
Serial #
0465127

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-22-2016 at 02:33AM
Last Edit: 10-22-2016 at 02:35AM

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I knew tis day was going to came, and it came.

The Olivetti Lettera 10 is a much hated typewriter. In fact, I hate it as well. In my opinion, it´s one of the worst typewriters ever, and much of the blame goes to that ribbon cartridge which has rendered many typewriters unusable. Maybe Olivetti tried to do something new or different, but the final result was bad. In fact, this one is not operative because it doesn´t have that damned cartridge.

In addition to the cartridge issues, the typewriter is definitely strange. It has a weird feel on it, and while the machinery itself is bad, it´s a little step ahead of other abominations. But it´s still hideous, never forget it. This machine suffers from a plastic overdose, and you get the feel of everything made out of plastic. Plastic body, plastic return lever, plastic keys, plastic typebars... Maybe not that one, but it sounds as if a plastic typebar hit a plastic platen when typing.

And why, why in the name of Chiron (for example, mythological figures empower every sentence) do I have one of these if I don´t like it? Or worse, why do I have two?! A 2€ price tag on them might have something to do with it, I guess.


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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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