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1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 2898656 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter, Serial # 2898656 Dave Philips's 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter. 2016-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dave Philips: 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 2898656 I found this L32 at a local vintage store for $6.00. When I got it home, it worked fine except for some alignment issues. The uppercase letters typed higher than the lowercase. So, with the help of the Internet I did the adjustment, and when I was finished the typewriter didn't work at all. Back to the 'net, which told me I should have tried just cleaning it first. The inside was absolutely filthy. I found tons of rubber eraser crumbs gumming up everything, as well as several feathers (!) and cat hair. After a thorough cleaning the typewriter typed like a dream. Of course the alignment wasn't fixed :)

Now that I finally figured out the alignment, I feel that I brought this machine back from the dead (after killing it). It's my first major project and very special to me.

1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 #2898656

Status: Sightings
Created: 01-10-2015 at 06:06PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 01:59PM


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I found this L32 at a local vintage store for $6.00. When I got it home, it worked fine except for some alignment issues. The uppercase letters typed higher than the lowercase. So, with the help of the Internet I did the adjustment, and when I was finished the typewriter didn't work at all. Back to the 'net, which told me I should have tried just cleaning it first. The inside was absolutely filthy. I found tons of rubber eraser crumbs gumming up everything, as well as several feathers (!) and cat hair. After a thorough cleaning the typewriter typed like a dream. Of course the alignment wasn't fixed :)

Now that I finally figured out the alignment, I feel that I brought this machine back from the dead (after killing it). It's my first major project and very special to me.

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Forgot to mention - made in Italy.
Forgot to mention - made in Italy.

The lone blemish.
The lone blemish.


My lighting isn't great here.
My lighting isn't great here.

Nice and clean (now).
Nice and clean (now).

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