1935 Olivetti MP1 Ico #14993
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-12-2014 at 10:48AM
Last Edit: 08-13-2014 at 01:28PM
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.
Hunter: James Dow (jamesd)
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Vintage~ c1940 ~ "Olivetti" Ico MP1" Portable Typewriter in Royal Blue with Case
Current Price: USD 155.23
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