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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Joshua Beta:
1992 Olivetti Studio 46

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1992 Olivetti Studio 46
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-05-2017 at 11:03AM
Last Edit: 03-29-2017 at 12:32AM

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This is the Olivetti typewriter I always have wanted to have since the first time I saw it. I got it in Morelia (capitol and main city of the state named Michoacan in Mexico), after a tricky swap. I earned $400 MXN (about $20 USD) along with the device. xD

It's an Olivetti Studio 46, made probably after 1990, due to its features. Its shell (housing or frame or whatever) its made out of metal. It has the Mexican keyboard, tab keys, a special key for multiple spacing, a clutch for controlling the lines in a better way, a paper holder, a graduated paper bail and the capacity for using letter-size sheets horizontally. It's like mixing a portable with a standard writing machine. xD

Unfortunately, the device was made in Mexico (Spaniard and Italian Olivetties are way much better). Its serial number gets me confused (it made me to date it between 1974 and 1975), and it's not as good as the Lettera 31 made in Spain that I had once. Besides, its type style is the common, boring type style of any typewriter. And it's not the famous blue model, but the rare white and brown model instead. :(

Anyways, I like it, but it can writer just 51 lines per letter-size sheet and an overly bold printing, unlike the Lettera 31 I had, which could write 57 lines per letter-size sheet (and has a not-so-bold printing). That's the worst disadvantage of Mexican Olivetties. :(

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Joshua Beta
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I still use typewriters as writing machines, not just for collecting them. :P

1992 Olivetti Studio 46 Photo Gallery

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