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1932 Olivetti M40 Serial # 113061 1932 Olivetti M40 typewriter, Serial # 113061 Massimo Martelancz's 1932 Olivetti M40 typewriter. 2024-06-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Massimo Martelancz: 1932 Olivetti M40 Serial # 113061 This specimen was found very very dirty and with jammed mechanisms, it was not easy to restore it but after a lot of work it is now in good condition and well working. The first series Olivetti M40 (1931-1937) differs from the second (1937-1945) in some small details such as the side covers, coil covers, and different decals. During the war a simplified M40 called M40 KR (KR stands for kriegsausfuhrung = war export) was produced for the German army. After the war a new M40 model known as M40/3 or M40 third series was produced for a few years, with an unattractive design. This specimen is missing the front decals, still visible in backlight but disappeared over the years.

1932 Olivetti M40 #113061

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Created: 06-17-2024 at 01:35AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2024 at 01:49AM


Description:

This specimen was found very very dirty and with jammed mechanisms, it was not easy to restore it but after a lot of work it is now in good condition and well working. The first series Olivetti M40 (1931-1937) differs from the second (1937-1945) in some small details such as the side covers, coil covers, and different decals. During the war a simplified M40 called M40 KR (KR stands for kriegsausfuhrung = war export) was produced for the German army. After the war a new M40 model known as M40/3 or M40 third series was produced for a few years, with an unattractive design. This specimen is missing the front decals, still visible in backlight but disappeared over the years.

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compared with the second series specimen
compared with the second series specimen

M40 KR (image taken from web)
M40 KR (image taken from web)

M40/3 (image taken from web)
M40/3 (image taken from web)

Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)

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I have been an Italian typewriter collector for many many years. At that time, I loved very old typewriters from late 1800s to early 1900s. After a break of a few years I returned to collect typewriters but no longer so old, I prefer now the design of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Yes, I am an affectionate collector of Olivetti, of course, but I'm attracted to all the other brands from that period, not just Italian.



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