1961 Everest K2 #1592499
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-10-2020 at 01:00AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2021 at 01:11AM
Everest typewriters were the only valid Italian alternative to the overwhelming power of Olivetti between the late 1930s and the early 1960s. The first models were not
manufactured in great quality, much improved instead the production since the 50's, with excellent models equal if not superior in quality to the Olivetti ones.
The most popular model was the K2 (a strange combination brand/model of the two highest mountains on earth.....) produced in three variants ("basic" - K2.C - DeLuxe, with minimal differences), initially in light brown bodywork with keyboards of various shades (dark brown, white, black), then in silver gray and finally in white/dark gray bodywork. I like this last combination of colors very much. Here a specimen belongs to this last series, found in a warehouse in Bologna in exceptional storage conditions.
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have been an Italian typewriter collector for many many years. At that time, I loved very old typewriters from late 1800s to early 1900s. After a break of a few years I returned to collect typewriters but no longer so old, I prefer now the design of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Yes, I am an affectionate collector of Olivetti, of course, but I'm attracted to all the other brands from that period, not just Italian.