1002 Brands 2528 Models 13114 Galleries 7612 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Olivetti » M1 » 1913 #13800
1913 Olivetti M1 Serial # 13800 1913 Olivetti M1 typewriter, Serial # 13800 Enrico Morozzi's 1913 Olivetti M1 typewriter. 2019-11-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Enrico Morozzi: 1913 Olivetti M1 Serial # 13800 The first Olivetti typewriter, designed by Camillo Olivetti and first introduced in 1911.
One of the most complicated typewriter mechanics enclosed in a very stylish chassis.
The mechanics on this machine is 100% original, while i had to repaint because the original paint and decals were heavily worn.
In general, i prefer this "mushroom-like" keyboard, like those you can find on Smith Premier, Merz, and Royal 1-5 typewriters.. and on this machine the touch is just great.

1913 Olivetti M1 #13800

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-08-2014 at 10:37AM
Last Edit: 11-13-2019 at 04:58AM


Description:

The first Olivetti typewriter, designed by Camillo Olivetti and first introduced in 1911.
One of the most complicated typewriter mechanics enclosed in a very stylish chassis.
The mechanics on this machine is 100% original, while i had to repaint because the original paint and decals were heavily worn.
In general, i prefer this "mushroom-like" keyboard, like those you can find on Smith Premier, Merz, and Royal 1-5 typewriters.. and on this machine the touch is just great.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:


The keys are pivot-driven, just like the Smith Premier Mo. 1-4 typewriters.
The keys are pivot-driven, just like the Smith Premier Mo. 1-4 typewriters.

The s/n just under the carriage
The s/n just under the carriage

From the back you can see the horizontal escapement wheel. Note the escapement tooth are moving on bearings. The mainsbring is connected to the carriage by a steel drawband and a little spring. This system keeps the same pulling force along the carriage range.
From the back you can see the horizontal escapement wheel. Note the escapement tooth are moving on bearings. The mainsbring is connected to the carriage by a steel drawband and a little spring. This system keeps the same pulling force along the carriage range.

Photo taken during the restoration.. here you can see the upper keyboard pivots... Each key is linked to an upper pivot and a lower pivot. The keyboard has a separate key for accents, maybe for the foreign market.
Photo taken during the restoration.. here you can see the upper keyboard pivots... Each key is linked to an upper pivot and a lower pivot. The keyboard has a separate key for accents, maybe for the foreign market.

This view show the spring helping the CARRIAGE SHIFT, on the back you can see the spool-rotating wheel.
The carriage, as you can barely see on the left, runs on big ball bearings.
This view show the spring helping the CARRIAGE SHIFT, on the back you can see the spool-rotating wheel. The carriage, as you can barely see on the left, runs on big ball bearings.

That rubber piece stops the hammer when you reach the margin. Note the typebars are fixed one by one, and not with the usual Underwood segment.
That rubber piece stops the hammer when you reach the margin. Note the typebars are fixed one by one, and not with the usual Underwood segment.

Hunter: Enrico Morozzi (elmoroz)

Enrico Morozzi's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1267



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Olivetti M1 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Olivetti Serial Number page and the Olivetti M1 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.