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1951 Olivetti Lettera 22

Serial #094162


Imported to Canada in 1953 by Vittorio Maneli, sold to me by his son Vito in Sept. 2016. Pristine condition - ribbon is black and red? but types blue and red after all this time. Case also mint - a great find thanks to Noel Charchuk.

Owned By: John Munroe

Username: jamunroe
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

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