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1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 064431 1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 064431 Dimitris Nikou's 1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2022-05-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dimitris Nikou: 1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 064431 Olivetti Lettera 22 with QWERTY keyboard manufactured during the first year of the model, in 1950, found at a flea market. Its case and plastic cover are both very dirty and worn out, the frame of the machine is a little bent on the front and also some hard scratces on the back. The only mechanical problem that I found is that the ribbon is not advancing, I have to fix that. Other than that the typewriter is working nice, although, to be honest, at the moment I am not very happy with the imprint. One of the keys has two "mysterious" (to me) keys, which maybe have something to say about the history of this machine. First thing I did, is replace the destroyed feet with something that I made using hard foam material.

1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 #064431

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Dimitris Nikou (dimnikou)
Created: 05-10-2022 at 03:09AM
Last Edit: 05-10-2022 at 03:21AM


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Olivetti Lettera 22 with QWERTY keyboard manufactured during the first year of the model, in 1950, found at a flea market. Its case and plastic cover are both very dirty and worn out, the frame of the machine is a little bent on the front and also some hard scratces on the back. The only mechanical problem that I found is that the ribbon is not advancing, I have to fix that. Other than that the typewriter is working nice, although, to be honest, at the moment I am not very happy with the imprint. One of the keys has two "mysterious" (to me) keys, which maybe have something to say about the history of this machine. First thing I did, is replace the destroyed feet with something that I made using hard foam material.

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