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1980 Olivetti Lettera 25

Serial #0941091

This typewriter sheds some light on another one, the Mexican made Olivetti Lettera 15 (see links).

The bodywork is the same (with weaker plastic in the Lettera 15, though), and the date is undoubtedly 1980, so we know the original model. The main difference is inside: The Spanish Lettera 25 seems to have the same machinery as the Studio 46, whereas the Lettera 15 is much flimsier.

All in all, not a bad typewriter, or at least not as bad as the Lettera 15. Works fine, and it´s reliable enough. The case needs heavy repairs, too.

As a final bonus, this typewriter cost back in its day 12.000 pesetas, 72 euros of today.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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