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1964 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1401026 1964 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, Serial # 1401026 Benjamin Esh's 1964 Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. 2024-04-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Benjamin Esh: 1964 Olivetti Lettera 22 Serial # 1401026 A later Olivetti Lettera 22. This model was released after the Lettera 32 and has similar keys to its younger brother. It does still features that other 22's like touch feel lever.

This model needed some TLC when I bought it. Iit did not have a case, it is a bit battered and has some chipped paint, the frame is slightly bent probably due to being dropped and the escapement mechanism needed a thorough cleaning,

I've brought it back to full working order.

1964 Olivetti Lettera 22 #1401026

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Benjamin Esh (Besh27)
Created: 04-18-2024 at 08:22AM
Last Edit: 04-18-2024 at 08:29AM


Description:

A later Olivetti Lettera 22. This model was released after the Lettera 32 and has similar keys to its younger brother. It does still features that other 22's like touch feel lever.

This model needed some TLC when I bought it. Iit did not have a case, it is a bit battered and has some chipped paint, the frame is slightly bent probably due to being dropped and the escapement mechanism needed a thorough cleaning,

I've brought it back to full working order.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

There's a "1" hiding behind the part of the frame that hold this screw.
There's a "1" hiding behind the part of the frame that hold this screw.



This machine was produced after the merger with Underwood.
This machine was produced after the merger with Underwood.



I still have the original metal ribbon spools. I just need to thread this ribbon onto them. I'm in not rush.
I still have the original metal ribbon spools. I just need to thread this ribbon onto them. I'm in not rush.



I like that the Lettera 22 has this lever to adjust the feel of the keys. I wish this feature was brought to the 32.
I like that the Lettera 22 has this lever to adjust the feel of the keys. I wish this feature was brought to the 32.



Interestingly, the carriage lock is only accessible by removing the cover. My other Olivetti 22 carriage locks extend outside the cover.
Interestingly, the carriage lock is only accessible by removing the cover. My other Olivetti 22 carriage locks extend outside the cover.




Hunter: Benjamin Esh (Besh27)

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