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1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico Serial # 14993 1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico typewriter, Serial # 14993 James Dow's 1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico typewriter. 2014-08-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Dow: 1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico Serial # 14993 Bought from a seller in Milan, via eBay. Turned out the excellent external condition concealed a dropped body with a bodged repair. Didn't type. Brought back to life by Tom The Typewriter Man Lucas in the UK. Now typing well. And it is very beautiful.

Frustrated by not being able to find an English instruction manual online, I've had a go at translating the German one available on the maschinengeschreiben blog (sadly now closed). I've uploaded my translation to the photos section of this page. Maybe it only interests me, but maybe it will be of use to others. Changing ribbons etc.

Speaking of which, I've got a cotton ribbon fitted at the moment. Still experimenting with that.

1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico #14993

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-12-2014 at 10:48AM
Last Edit: 08-13-2014 at 01:28PM


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Bought from a seller in Milan, via eBay. Turned out the excellent external condition concealed a dropped body with a bodged repair. Didn't type. Brought back to life by Tom The Typewriter Man Lucas in the UK. Now typing well. And it is very beautiful.

Frustrated by not being able to find an English instruction manual online, I've had a go at translating the German one available on the maschinengeschreiben blog (sadly now closed). I've uploaded my translation to the photos section of this page. Maybe it only interests me, but maybe it will be of use to others. Changing ribbons etc.

Speaking of which, I've got a cotton ribbon fitted at the moment. Still experimenting with that.

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