1938 Olivetti MP1 Ico #52318
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-29-2020 at 02:55PM
Last Edit: 03-29-2020 at 03:02PM
This is the oldest of my four Olivetti ICO (MP1). It is painted (repainted) in a delicate shade of sky blue, but its original colour was dark red. The quality of the work done let me asume it was factory repainted. Now, with eighty years over its shoulders, the original colour shows like a kind of mechanical pentimento.
The typewriter is near complete, even the usually lost blue ribbon covers are present, but lacks the carriage return lever. The box is present too, but as I am now putting in order my personal typewriter museum, I've done a mess with the boxes (next month I promise you to add a picture of the corresponding box).
The ribbon is dry, so I owe you the typeface specimen sample. The kis in spanish (hence the key "Ã", and several others in spanish too, like "Retroceso" instead of "Backspace" or "MayÃºsculas" instead of "Capitol Letters".
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.
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