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The Typewriter Database 19XX SIM Littoria Serial # unknown From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX SIM Littoria Serial # unknown This little beauty came out of a home in New Jersey. Never heard of the model, or of its manufacturer, which I believe is SIM (Societâ Industriale Meccanica). I'm not certain on the vintage. The carriage is frozen so I can't find the serial number (yet). I did some research and found this on the blog anthilldog: "Italy had its own fascist typewriter of which I have one of each model it's called the Littoria, the Model's creation desired personally by Benito Mussolini, the office model was produced by Invicta and the portable by Everest. It was not issued like the SS models and was used in offices and could be bought in shops like any other model on the market, it bore no symbols on keys it just carried the name Littoria a symbol of fascist Italy, together with fascist production stamps on the back stating it was product of Italy as most goods at the time. After the war most were destroyed as in Germany, they're very rare now and few survive." But more reading is in order. I particularly love the embossed lettering of the model name.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
19XX SIM Littoria

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19XX SIM Littoria
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Status: My Collection
Created: 05-21-2017 at 06:47AM
Last Edit: 05-21-2017 at 06:52AM

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This little beauty came out of a home in New Jersey. Never heard of the model, or of its manufacturer, which I believe is SIM (Societâ Industriale Meccanica). I'm not certain on the vintage. The carriage is frozen so I can't find the serial number (yet). I did some research and found this on the blog anthilldog: "Italy had its own fascist typewriter of which I have one of each model it's called the Littoria, the Model's creation desired personally by Benito Mussolini, the office model was produced by Invicta and the portable by Everest. It was not issued like the SS models and was used in offices and could be bought in shops like any other model on the market, it bore no symbols on keys it just carried the name Littoria a symbol of fascist Italy, together with fascist production stamps on the back stating it was product of Italy as most goods at the time. After the war most were destroyed as in Germany, they're very rare now and few survive." But more reading is in order. I particularly love the embossed lettering of the model name.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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