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1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1007181 1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 1007181 Tas Kyprianou's 1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2023-03-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1007181 I took this off a friend to clean it up for him. Gifted to him by his parents, the machine's slugs were caked (properly caked) in ink and the poor thing had seen little or no use for years.

All good as new now and the thing types beautifully. Feels more like my 32 than my 22 but that could be the key shape and body colour playing with my mind. These can be lovely little typers and every keen enthusiast's home should have a working 22 or 32.

1953 Olivetti Lettera 22 #1007181

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 03-11-2023 at 07:40AM
Last Edit: 03-11-2023 at 02:56PM


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I took this off a friend to clean it up for him. Gifted to him by his parents, the machine's slugs were caked (properly caked) in ink and the poor thing had seen little or no use for years.

All good as new now and the thing types beautifully. Feels more like my 32 than my 22 but that could be the key shape and body colour playing with my mind. These can be lovely little typers and every keen enthusiast's home should have a working 22 or 32.

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These charachters do not exist on this machine. Typebar swapped out for £ and 3/4
These charachters do not exist on this machine. Typebar swapped out for Ā£ and 3/4








I'd never seen a ribbon with white separating the black & red before.
I'd never seen a ribbon with white separating the black & red before.











Really crisp, almost carbon ribbon crisp. LOVE IT
Really crisp, almost carbon ribbon crisp. LOVE IT

Pica
Pica


SO much ink came off the slugs
SO much ink came off the slugs

No gunk or eraser filings, for once.
No gunk or eraser filings, for once.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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