My second Studio 44. This one is in amazing condition. It must have spent its years in the case, which too is very clean. The serial number is giving me a hard time. There's a grey area with regards to some of the Studio 44 serial numbers and years. Maybe it's a 1965 or maybe it's a '58 or somewhere in between. But for now, I'll call it a '65. This has the smaller 11-pitch sized typeface. It even seems just a bit smaller than that. Compared to my other, previous '65 Studio 44, this one feels a bit easier to type with, a bit looser, the linkages and moving parts seem just a bit more free to move. These are great and classic Italian machines. I love the aesthetic and the quality. I'm hot and cold though with the typing feel. Sometimes it feels like the fastest thing ever, and other times it feels strange. My opinion on the feel is always changing.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.
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