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1966 Olivetti-Underwood 21 Serial # 678556 1966 Olivetti-Underwood 21 typewriter, Serial # 678556 Scott O's 1966 Olivetti-Underwood 21 typewriter. 2015-11-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1966 Olivetti-Underwood 21 Serial # 678556 I bought this Olivetti-Underwood 21 from a fellow Typospherian, someone who took great care of her machines. Having liked the typing action of the Studio 44, I was curious to try out a model that is mechanically very similar.

Although the carriage and the key levers are pretty much the same, the 21 has a more solid feel to it. I like the Underwood-designed key tops - they're a little larger than those on the Studio 44; their heart shape is also a little friendlier! :) Unlike many Studio 44's, this 21 sports a Pica typeface.

The hard plastic case for the 21 is also a welcome addition, as it won't get damaged as easily as wood cases wrapped in vinyl.

1966 Olivetti-Underwood 21 #678556

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-12-2015 at 02:21PM
Last Edit: 11-13-2015 at 02:38AM


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I bought this Olivetti-Underwood 21 from a fellow Typospherian, someone who took great care of her machines. Having liked the typing action of the Studio 44, I was curious to try out a model that is mechanically very similar.

Although the carriage and the key levers are pretty much the same, the 21 has a more solid feel to it. I like the Underwood-designed key tops - they're a little larger than those on the Studio 44; their heart shape is also a little friendlier! :) Unlike many Studio 44's, this 21 sports a Pica typeface.

The hard plastic case for the 21 is also a welcome addition, as it won't get damaged as easily as wood cases wrapped in vinyl.

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