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1952 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 300322 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter, Serial # 300322 Anthony Mindling's 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter. 2013-12-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 300322 So solidly-built that portability is questionable. This characteristic likely led to the plastic bodies of its successors, which makes the 44 that much more desirable. Nice looking, especially the working innards. I am trying to love the touch, which gets a lot of positive comments from the typosphere, but mine seems to have a mushy resistance. I'm working on getting used to it.

1952 Olivetti Studio 44 #300322

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-22-2013 at 09:50PM
Last Edit: 12-22-2013 at 09:57PM


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So solidly-built that portability is questionable. This characteristic likely led to the plastic bodies of its successors, which makes the 44 that much more desirable. Nice looking, especially the working innards. I am trying to love the touch, which gets a lot of positive comments from the typosphere, but mine seems to have a mushy resistance. I'm working on getting used to it.

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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