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1955 Olivetti Lettera 22

Serial #266575

just your average Lettera 22. Sleek, elegant, simple. Acquired from my grandfather as my first typewriter.

Has many premium features including tabulator and noise reducing felt. What has always puzzled me is why they did not add a paper guide. I really wish it had this helpful feature.

In all honesty, I do not quite like the touch, it feels almost "squishy." Still a nice typewriter, in any case.

Standard Olivetti 11.5 pitch typeface.

UPDATE: After joining me at Boys State (this typewriter helped me get all the way to Secretary of State) the zipper on the case has suffered from the common tearing problem. Luckily, case, cover, and manual are not original; I located them covered with dust at an antique store.

Owned By: Jake Fischer

Username: jfisch
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 131
Galleries: 14
Collection: 9
Sightings: 5

I am a typewriter collector and amateur repairman who became obsessed after typing at a young age on my grandfather's Olivetti Lettera 22, which he soon gave to me. Now I have had over ten typewriters in my collection, flipping the less valuable ones for a low price to fund my obsession.

At one point, I was weary of polish; now I see the wonderful shine that Meguiar's cleaning wax brings to a glossy paint. I still avoid polishing nickle or chrome, for I hear that patina is valuable on old metal. However, I refuse to use the devil's website, also known as Ebay. Just too many deaths by shipping...and unacceptably exuberant prices...

1955 Olivetti Lettera 22 Photo Gallery

Carriage return seems to say, "I may be small, but I am ready!"

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