1938 Invicta Portable MP2 #21693
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-26-2020 at 07:34AM
Last Edit: 07-26-2020 at 10:32AM
The "Societa' Anonima Invicta" in Turin, Italy produced a large number of typewriters between the mid 20s and 1950. Production until 1938 focused exclusively on heavy desk models, well-known nr 4 - 5 - 6 and 10 (the latter also known under the name of "Electa"). In the same year the company came under the control of Olivetti, which focused its production on a portable model built on a mechanical basis of the Olivetti MP1. Is the specimen shown here. It was similar if not identical in many parts to the Olivetti model. Production ended in 1950. This typewriter is called today by many collectors "MP2" but it was not the real name of the model simply called, at the time, "Invicta portatile" (portable).
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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