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1962 Olivetti Lettera 22

Serial #828433

Photos of the ribbon vibrator mechanism.  Had to reattach the hook twice myself because it came off, thought these photos might be useful.

An Underwood-Olivetti Lettera 22. I believe the same as all the model Lettera 22, aside from maybe some cosmetic differences, and the zero key opposed to having to use the upper case 'o' for zero that the earlier models had (I believe, feel free to correct me).

The Underwood-Olivetti models, opposed to Olivetti-Underwood, ran for a couple years in the early sixties, as fellow typewriter hunter, Ted Munk, pointed out to me, allowing me to put a more exact date, 1962, on this machine.

I've only owned a couple typewriters, but I keep coming back to this machine. It has become my favorite to type on, and has gone through well over a hundred pages without a hint of fatigue. Maybe that is because it was the first I owned, but it will be hard to replace it has my favorite to type on.

Owned By: Jonathan Mitchell

Username: Ouzelum
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 230
Galleries: 13
Collection: 13
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A writer and beginner collector/restorer of typewriters. I'd always written a few pages a day, been sort of a habit for a number of years now, and I saw a few typewriters in movies and loved the sound they made, so I decided to buy one to see what it was like.

Ended up with a Olivetti Lettera 22, and after writing about a hundred pages with it, I was hooked.

1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Type Sample

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1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Photo Gallery

Serial Number #828433

Photos of the ribbon vibrator mechanism. Had to reattach the hook twice myself because it came off, thought these photos might be useful.

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