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1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 899948 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 899948 Dallas Kirkpatrick's 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2019-04-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dallas Kirkpatrick: 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 899948 The ultra-portable Lettera 22! I really enjoy this machine, and it's one of my favorites to type on. I haven't had it long, but if I was going to travel with a typewriter, this would be the one that I would take. I could see how people with large hands could have issues using this for long periods of time, as the keys are quite small and close together, but I really like it! I bought it locally for $45.

I THINK this is a '62, but as noted by many of the collectors on this site, the Olivetti serial numbers are kind of all over the place, especially the Underwood-Olivetti branded ones. If I am wrong and somebody can explain why, please let me know!

1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 #899948

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Dallas Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick14)
Created: 04-24-2019 at 08:58AM
Last Edit: 04-27-2019 at 09:48AM


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The ultra-portable Lettera 22! I really enjoy this machine, and it's one of my favorites to type on. I haven't had it long, but if I was going to travel with a typewriter, this would be the one that I would take. I could see how people with large hands could have issues using this for long periods of time, as the keys are quite small and close together, but I really like it! I bought it locally for $45.

I THINK this is a '62, but as noted by many of the collectors on this site, the Olivetti serial numbers are kind of all over the place, especially the Underwood-Olivetti branded ones. If I am wrong and somebody can explain why, please let me know!

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Hunter: Dallas Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick14)

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I am a Typewriter Enthusiast from Saskatchewan, Canada!

I fell in love with typewriters around 2015, when I purchased my first (and favourite) typewriter; a mint condition, all original 1933 Imperial Good Companion. I bought it for $60 from a lady whose father used it in Vienna and North Africa during WWII. The stories connected to each machine always fascinate me, and finding old documentation or personal touches added over the years always intrigue me.

Some of my favorite machines to type are my '57 Smith-Corona Silent Super, and my '62 Olivetti Lettera.

Today, I love every aspect of typewriter hunting. I enjoy searching for good deals on specific models that interest me, doing a bunch of research about each typewriter that I get, and cleaning and using every machine that I can! I mostly prefer portables from the 20's to the late 60's.

Typewriters not currently in my collection that I would really like to have include a Hermes 2000/3000, and Olympia SM3.



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