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1948 Olivetti Studio 42 Serial # 620455 1948 Olivetti Studio 42 typewriter, Serial # 620455 Ton Sison's 1948 Olivetti Studio 42 typewriter. 2014-07-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison: 1948 Olivetti Studio 42 Serial # 620455 Hard to find fault in this truly handsome machine. Designed by Alexander "Xanti" Schawinsky, the Olivetti 42 reflects the Basel-born artist's German "Bauhaus School" modernist aesthetic- practicaI functionality that is spare, geometric, yet elegant. I love the distinctive glass panel with the inscriptions 'Studio 42' and 'ING. C. OLIVETTI & C., S.p.A. IVREA - ITALIA.' Bravo to Olivetti's attention to design detail.

This one was "imported" from Switzerland through the generosity of Florian of the blog Maschinengeschreiben.

1948 Olivetti Studio 42 #620455

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)
Created: 12-01-2013 at 01:14PM
Last Edit: 07-31-2014 at 10:28AM


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Hard to find fault in this truly handsome machine. Designed by Alexander "Xanti" Schawinsky, the Olivetti 42 reflects the Basel-born artist's German "Bauhaus School" modernist aesthetic- practicaI functionality that is spare, geometric, yet elegant. I love the distinctive glass panel with the inscriptions 'Studio 42' and 'ING. C. OLIVETTI & C., S.p.A. IVREA - ITALIA.' Bravo to Olivetti's attention to design detail.

This one was "imported" from Switzerland through the generosity of Florian of the blog Maschinengeschreiben.

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Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)

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In a parallel universe, I was once the Senior Vice-President of Design (Typewriter Division) at Ing. C. Olivetti & C.,S.p.A., Ivrea, Italy. In the real universe, I'm a Chicago-based casual collector and hunter of Olivetti typewriters, and related ephemera, publications, and film sightings.



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