1950 Olivetti Lettera 22 #542093
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-30-2017 at 10:45PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2017 at 03:48AM
Case almost pristine, LL22 model with tabulator key and spiffy case (slightly more robust than L22 without tabs). Machine also in great shape but might have had heavy object dropped or placed on carriage while in case - bent right carriage release lever and spotty carriage / line space lever engagement. Hopefully just needs some forming and tightening up. Pica. Love this typer!!
Update: repaired locally by Hikari Jimuki Sept. 2, 2017. Now probably my favorite portable.
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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