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1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 828433 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 828433 Jonathan Mitchell's 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2016-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Mitchell: 1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 828433 An Underwood-Olivetti Lettera 22. I believe the same as all the model Lettera 22, aside from maybe some cosmetic differences, and the zero key opposed to having to use the upper case 'o' for zero that the earlier models had (I believe, feel free to correct me).

The Underwood-Olivetti models, opposed to Olivetti-Underwood, ran for a couple years in the early sixties, as fellow typewriter hunter, Ted Munk, pointed out to me, allowing me to put a more exact date, 1962, on this machine.

I've only owned a couple typewriters, but I keep coming back to this machine. It has become my favorite to type on, and has gone through well over a hundred pages without a hint of fatigue. Maybe that is because it was the first I owned, but it will be hard to replace it has my favorite to type on.

1962 Olivetti Lettera 22 #828433

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-24-2014 at 12:24PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 01:56PM


Description:

An Underwood-Olivetti Lettera 22. I believe the same as all the model Lettera 22, aside from maybe some cosmetic differences, and the zero key opposed to having to use the upper case 'o' for zero that the earlier models had (I believe, feel free to correct me).

The Underwood-Olivetti models, opposed to Olivetti-Underwood, ran for a couple years in the early sixties, as fellow typewriter hunter, Ted Munk, pointed out to me, allowing me to put a more exact date, 1962, on this machine.

I've only owned a couple typewriters, but I keep coming back to this machine. It has become my favorite to type on, and has gone through well over a hundred pages without a hint of fatigue. Maybe that is because it was the first I owned, but it will be hard to replace it has my favorite to type on.

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#828433
Serial Number #828433



Photos of the ribbon vibrator mechanism.  Had to reattach the hook twice myself because it came off, thought these photos might be useful.
Photos of the ribbon vibrator mechanism. Had to reattach the hook twice myself because it came off, thought these photos might be useful.

Hunter: Jonathan Mitchell (Ouzelum)

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A writer and beginner collector/restorer of typewriters. I'd always written a few pages a day, been sort of a habit for a number of years now, and I saw a few typewriters in movies and loved the sound they made, so I decided to buy one to see what it was like.

Ended up with a Olivetti Lettera 22, and after writing about a hundred pages with it, I was hooked.



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