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1954 Olivetti Lettera 22

Serial #077757

Ton S. convinced me to give this model another try, with a machine made in Ivrea. Sure enough, it's a keeper!

This machine was sold in Amsterdam. The keys with $ and ¢ signs look a little crude, and the type slugs for those characters show signs of adaptation. So this was presumably a custom-made keyboard for an American user, perhaps adapted from a Dutch machine.

It came with a nice little cover and a case.

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