1969 Olivetti Ventura #5378119
Created: 11-07-2020 at 04:21PM
Last Edit: 01-09-2021 at 11:53PM
This near-mint condition Spanish made Olivetti Ventura deserved a home in LA. Though she features a plastic body, unlike earlier metal-bodied Letteras, she still types as well as anything I've owned. The shape of the keys, with their subtle finger indentations, makes for an even better typing experience than the quintessential Lettera 22, with her sometimes slippery flattop circular keys. I've already made plans to gift this out to a friend of mine, but I got to admit, it's not going to be easy letting this beauty go!
Hunter: Michael Bartelt (ProtestPoetics)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm an AP English instructor and poet who has married my processes and passions to these fine, old machines.
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