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1967 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 1003884 1967 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter, Serial # 1003884 H Bellan's 1967 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter. 2022-10-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of H Bellan: 1967 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 1003884 A beautiful example of a Studio 44 given a second life. The return lever had scuffed up the ribbon cover quite badly. the repairman I bought this machine from repaired the drooping return lever and gave the cover a partial repaint in bronze color; it’s reminiscent of the practice of kintsugi. It’s missing the left side plexiglass line guide, but that doesn’t cause any mechanical problems obviously. This machine has a standard QWERTY British English layout with an elite typeface and is now located Stateside. It came with it’s original case but nothing more. Made in Italy.

Original repair work done by Ian from TypewriterCellar. Some of pictures used are also his.

1967 Olivetti Studio 44 #1003884

Status: My Collection
Hunter: H Bellan (TheClockworkGnome)
Created: 10-07-2022 at 05:19PM
Last Edit: 10-20-2022 at 10:44AM


Description:

A beautiful example of a Studio 44 given a second life. The return lever had scuffed up the ribbon cover quite badly. the repairman I bought this machine from repaired the drooping return lever and gave the cover a partial repaint in bronze color; it’s reminiscent of the practice of kintsugi. It’s missing the left side plexiglass line guide, but that doesn’t cause any mechanical problems obviously. This machine has a standard QWERTY British English layout with an elite typeface and is now located Stateside. It came with it’s original case but nothing more. Made in Italy.

Original repair work done by Ian from TypewriterCellar. Some of pictures used are also his.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Original damage
Original damage

Up close of return lever
Up close of return lever



A good example of what the bronze stripe looks like.
A good example of what the bronze stripe looks like.


What the blue actually looks like.
What the blue actually looks like.

Case
Case


Under the ribbon cover. Replaced Olivetti plastic spools with proper metal ones.
Under the ribbon cover. Replaced Olivetti plastic spools with proper metal ones.

Hunter: H Bellan (TheClockworkGnome)

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