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1946 Olivetti MP1 Ico Serial # 96170 1946 Olivetti MP1 Ico typewriter, Serial # 96170 Otto Koponen's 1946 Olivetti MP1 Ico typewriter. 2023-09-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Otto Koponen: 1946 Olivetti MP1 Ico Serial # 96170 Queen of Hearts with an ace up her sleeve! ♦️♣️♥️♠️

1946 Olivetti MP1 'Ico' with playing card keys, Olivetti Elite type and Danish Layout. Qq and Øø keys were at some point replaced with slugs bearing the French suits: diamonds, clovers, hearts, and spades.

I'm very curious to hear your ideas about what it might have been used for back in the day. This machine was originally Made in Italy, sold by a retailer in Denmark, made it's way to Germany and eventually to me in Finland. Update: A user on Reddit suggested it may have been used to write about the game Bridge.

It's definitely a looker, and a wonderful machine to type on. The geared typebar system gives it a fun and very smooth touch.

1946 Olivetti MP1 Ico #96170

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Otto Koponen (Pelicram)
Created: 09-25-2023 at 08:50AM
Last Edit: 09-25-2023 at 10:01AM


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Queen of Hearts with an ace up her sleeve! ♦️♣️♥️♠️

1946 Olivetti MP1 'Ico' with playing card keys, Olivetti Elite type and Danish Layout. Qq and Øø keys were at some point replaced with slugs bearing the French suits: diamonds, clovers, hearts, and spades.

I'm very curious to hear your ideas about what it might have been used for back in the day. This machine was originally Made in Italy, sold by a retailer in Denmark, made it's way to Germany and eventually to me in Finland. Update: A user on Reddit suggested it may have been used to write about the game Bridge.

It's definitely a looker, and a wonderful machine to type on. The geared typebar system gives it a fun and very smooth touch.

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Hunter: Otto Koponen (Pelicram)

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Keyboard and Typewriter (among other things) hobbyist, tinkerer, collector from Finland.

Mostly interested in the repair and restoration of pre-50s machines.



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