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1956 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 641858 1956 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 641858 John Munroe's 1956 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2019-07-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1956 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 641858 "Pistachio" - because it is that color. Elite typeface, flawless action straight out of the bubble wrap. Being Japan it arrived like that. Slight tear in case zipper but otherwise excellent even with the existing black ribbon. One of five I would keep if pressed to give up the rest.

1956 Olivetti Lettera 22 #641858

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-14-2019 at 11:17PM
Last Edit: 07-14-2019 at 11:18PM


Description:

"Pistachio" - because it is that color. Elite typeface, flawless action straight out of the bubble wrap. Being Japan it arrived like that. Slight tear in case zipper but otherwise excellent even with the existing black ribbon. One of five I would keep if pressed to give up the rest.

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Photos:

The seller cleaned up the case before shipping so looks better than this.
The seller cleaned up the case before shipping so looks better than this.

Thought I was getting tan or blue - what a treat when it arrived pistachio!
Thought I was getting tan or blue - what a treat when it arrived pistachio!


Should fix up nice.
Should fix up nice.


One big happy portable Italian family.
One big happy portable Italian family.

Bottom three lines are this typer, the others are the beige QZERTY and blue QWERTY pica machines.
Bottom three lines are this typer, the others are the beige QZERTY and blue QWERTY pica machines.

Sweet little thank-you note in Japanese from the seller.
Sweet little thank-you note in Japanese from the seller.















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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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