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The Typewriter Database 198X Olivetti Lettera 42 Serial # 0710406 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olivetti Lettera 42 Serial # 0710406 Along with the Linea 90, it came another weirdly branded Olivetti: this Lettera 42. The reason to get this one? Completion.

The closest I can find is another of my typewriters: the Scheidegger Hispano Suiza. Somehow the Olivetti is the "better" one. Everything looks similar but is better.

As for the typewriter itself, it´s been a while since I´m totally, utterly, hopelessly lost with Olivetti variants. Couldn´t they just stick to the same name for the same model for more than five minutes, please?!

This typewriter is an average one. Not bad, but not exceedingly good. You can do some light work with it and it´s relatively comfortable to use. Think of it as a smaller and less noisy version of a Studio 46.

The ribbon is quite battered, so I´ll have to change it someday. Maybe.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
198X Olivetti Lettera 42

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198X Olivetti Lettera 42
Serial #
0710406

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-21-2016 at 10:04AM
Last Edit: 09-21-2016 at 10:06AM

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Description:

Along with the Linea 90, it came another weirdly branded Olivetti: this Lettera 42. The reason to get this one? Completion.

The closest I can find is another of my typewriters: the Scheidegger Hispano Suiza. Somehow the Olivetti is the "better" one. Everything looks similar but is better.

As for the typewriter itself, it´s been a while since I´m totally, utterly, hopelessly lost with Olivetti variants. Couldn´t they just stick to the same name for the same model for more than five minutes, please?!

This typewriter is an average one. Not bad, but not exceedingly good. You can do some light work with it and it´s relatively comfortable to use. Think of it as a smaller and less noisy version of a Studio 46.

The ribbon is quite battered, so I´ll have to change it someday. Maybe.


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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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