196X Hispano-Olivetti Pluma 22 #242374
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-05-2013 at 11:51AM
Last Edit: 05-05-2013 at 11:51AM
This is the Spanish version of the Lettera 22, a truly amazing typewriter. It is light in every sense. At a little above 4 kg, it is much lighter than its worthy successor, the Lettera 32. It also has very light keys, and can resist really fast typing.
This machine was also sold to me by the former assembly chief of the Olivetti plant in Spain, after a restoration he carried out himself
Although the serial numbers of Hispano-Olivetti do not match with italian-made typewriters, I am pretty sure it is a model made in the 60Â´s in Barcelona
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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