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1968 Olivetti Lettera 31 Serial # 1695602 1968 Olivetti Lettera 31 typewriter, Serial # 1695602 Em Barnes's 1968 Olivetti Lettera 31 typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 1968 Olivetti Lettera 31 Serial # 1695602 Burt Baskin (Baskin-Robbins/31 Flavors). Purchased from Goodwill online, Hillsboro, OR. Blue plastic case is mostly wrecked. All keys work, needs cleaning, carriage spacing issue mid-way through typing, bell doesn't work. Great keys and snappy.

1968 Olivetti Lettera 31 #1695602

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 03-09-2024 at 06:19PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 05:44AM


Description:

Burt Baskin (Baskin-Robbins/31 Flavors). Purchased from Goodwill online, Hillsboro, OR. Blue plastic case is mostly wrecked. All keys work, needs cleaning, carriage spacing issue mid-way through typing, bell doesn't work. Great keys and snappy.

Typeface Specimen:

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Photos:

Front view, carriage return stowed away.
Front view, carriage return stowed away.

Top view, carriage return still stowed away.
Top view, carriage return still stowed away.

Right side view.
Right side view.

Rear view, Made in Barcelona (Spain).
Rear view, Made in Barcelona (Spain).

Under the cover.
Under the cover.

Left keys close-up, margin release and shift lock unlabeled.
Left keys close-up, margin release and shift lock unlabeled.

Right keys close-up and ribbon selector.
Right keys close-up and ribbon selector.

Left carriage close-up, carriage return folded back and line spacing lever.
Left carriage close-up, carriage return folded back and line spacing lever.

Carriage return unfolded and ready to go.
Carriage return unfolded and ready to go.

Slugs.
Slugs.

Left ribbon spool.
Left ribbon spool.

Right ribbon spool.
Right ribbon spool.

Branding on cover.
Branding on cover.

Serial number.
Serial number.

Type test.
Type test.

Case.
Case.

Stamped inside case lid.
Stamped inside case lid.

Inside case.
Inside case.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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