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1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 2924934 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter, Serial # 2924934 Natalie E's 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter. 2021-02-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Natalie E: 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 2924934 I've wanted a Lettera 32 for a while, and I *really* scored with this machine. It was a local pickup via eBay, and I had no idea before I went to see it that: 1. Its case was in such excellent condition (no flaws in the zipper, though the outside is covered in white speckles--paint?--that will only come off if I carefully scratch them free with my nail, so that's gonna take a while, lol); 2. It had its original brushes (I'm fairly confident they're original because I've seen other Letteras listed with exactly the same set); 3. Some of the original paperwork was still present; 4. Most incredibly, that the original dust cover was present. The only failing so far as I can see is that while one of the main reasons I wanted the Lettera 32 was that everyone goes on and on about its light touch, I don't find the touch on it light at all. Perhaps something is faulty with the touch select, because switching between the three modes I can hardly tell a difference at all. (One of the first things I did upon arriving home with the machine was to clean it thoroughly with laquer thinner and some light mineral spirits, so it's nothing to do with gunk.) May have that looked into at some point.

1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 #2924934

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Natalie E (BirdsAndPoetry)
Created: 02-21-2021 at 10:26PM
Last Edit: 02-21-2021 at 10:44PM


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I've wanted a Lettera 32 for a while, and I *really* scored with this machine. It was a local pickup via eBay, and I had no idea before I went to see it that: 1. Its case was in such excellent condition (no flaws in the zipper, though the outside is covered in white speckles--paint?--that will only come off if I carefully scratch them free with my nail, so that's gonna take a while, lol); 2. It had its original brushes (I'm fairly confident they're original because I've seen other Letteras listed with exactly the same set); 3. Some of the original paperwork was still present; 4. Most incredibly, that the original dust cover was present. The only failing so far as I can see is that while one of the main reasons I wanted the Lettera 32 was that everyone goes on and on about its light touch, I don't find the touch on it light at all. Perhaps something is faulty with the touch select, because switching between the three modes I can hardly tell a difference at all. (One of the first things I did upon arriving home with the machine was to clean it thoroughly with laquer thinner and some light mineral spirits, so it's nothing to do with gunk.) May have that looked into at some point.

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Case, brushes, and paperwork. Forgot to include the dust cover in the photo...oops.
Case, brushes, and paperwork. Forgot to include the dust cover in the photo...oops.

Hunter: Natalie E (BirdsAndPoetry)

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Longtime poet with eight typewriters in my collection to date. I'm a super speedy typist, so my favorite machines are the ones that require the lightest touch to operate. Over the years I have learned the hard way that how light of a touch a typewriter requires is definitely subjective; many machines others say are "easy", I find cumbersome. But I love all my machines and collecting them is sadly addictive (sadly since they are difficult to acquire on the cheap locally, and they certainly take up more space than my knickknack collection. Ha).



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