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1943 Monta (Olivetti) MP1 Ico Serial # 89940 1943 Monta (Olivetti) MP1 Ico typewriter, Serial # 89940 Vlastimil Novak's 1943 Monta (Olivetti) MP1 Ico typewriter. 2023-06-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1943 Monta (Olivetti) MP1 Ico Serial # 89940 Monta (Olivetti) MP1

Maybe the most beautiful and adorable portable machine ever made. This particular one is another specialty for Czechoslovakia. Monta. I was searching on the internet and the only other Monta I was able to find was with a Czech keyboard, therefore I assume that it is just our "thing". The big question is why? I don't know... Olivetti's sibling (1941) in the first photo is factored with a Czech keyboard... I have another Monta (1941), it is a parts machine in really sad condition. That one is not equipped with an Ico badge.
If someone can bring some idea, why Italians bothered with the production of different paper rest, I would be really glad.

The majority of MP1s I have spotted in the Czech Republic are painted with this beautiful black crinkle paint. This one is in almost mint condition, so the paint is unbelievably fabulous in the sun. It is really sparkling, believe me! On the other side, when is this colour faded out after years in the sun, it becomes gray and dull. Also, it is hard to clean.
When I got it, it was really dusty, so the body must undergo an appointment with the bathroom, detergent, and toothbrush. It is the only way I know to really clean this type of paint. Before and after difference is incredible.

The machine is equipped with a Slovak keyboard. The keyboard looks original, only someone added: "+". I like the small round insert in the key insert. That is an elegant job!

The case has a plastic handle.

1943 Monta (Olivetti) MP1 Ico #89940

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)
Created: 03-09-2017 at 08:19AM
Last Edit: 06-08-2023 at 02:23PM


Description:

Monta (Olivetti) MP1

Maybe the most beautiful and adorable portable machine ever made. This particular one is another specialty for Czechoslovakia. Monta. I was searching on the internet and the only other Monta I was able to find was with a Czech keyboard, therefore I assume that it is just our "thing". The big question is why? I don't know... Olivetti's sibling (1941) in the first photo is factored with a Czech keyboard... I have another Monta (1941), it is a parts machine in really sad condition. That one is not equipped with an Ico badge.
If someone can bring some idea, why Italians bothered with the production of different paper rest, I would be really glad.

The majority of MP1s I have spotted in the Czech Republic are painted with this beautiful black crinkle paint. This one is in almost mint condition, so the paint is unbelievably fabulous in the sun. It is really sparkling, believe me! On the other side, when is this colour faded out after years in the sun, it becomes gray and dull. Also, it is hard to clean.
When I got it, it was really dusty, so the body must undergo an appointment with the bathroom, detergent, and toothbrush. It is the only way I know to really clean this type of paint. Before and after difference is incredible.

The machine is equipped with a Slovak keyboard. The keyboard looks original, only someone added: "+". I like the small round insert in the key insert. That is an elegant job!

The case has a plastic handle.

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Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)

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I am a passionate amateur mechanic from the Czech Republic, and I have always mesmerized by the complexity of typewriters since my childhood. The first one (Zeta 1501) was just a toy to me in the beginning, but by every year I got older I got also better at understanding how it is working and how to disassemble it and assemble it again. The second one was Ideal DZ33 which started my love for antique machines with all the chrome and glass keys.
My machines range from mint ones through a majority of well-used machines to piles of rust that I have repaired to be typewriters again which is a lot of fun for me.
I am quite obsessed with the beauty and technical genius of standard Continentals. I love how they were producing one model of a typewriter from 1904 to the '50s with constant changes in design and my goal is to collect every decal and every major variation of them.



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