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The Typewriter Database 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 812508 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 812508 Series 2 model. By extrapolating Series 1 serial number data, I estimated this one was produced in '80 or '81. It's stodgy East German engineering combined with Italian verve, apparently the design result of a combined effort between Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier.

What looks to be a date code under the ribbon cover is enticing, but probably meaningless in determining when this machine was actually made.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
198x Olivetti Lettera 36

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198x Olivetti Lettera 36
Serial #
812508

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-01-2017 at 03:17PM
Last Edit: 09-01-2017 at 03:43PM

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Description:

Series 2 model. By extrapolating Series 1 serial number data, I estimated this one was produced in '80 or '81. It's stodgy East German engineering combined with Italian verve, apparently the design result of a combined effort between Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier.

What looks to be a date code under the ribbon cover is enticing, but probably meaningless in determining when this machine was actually made.


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Uwe Wachtendorf
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


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