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196X Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # A040444 196X Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter, Serial # A040444 Big Dog's 196X Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter. 2024-05-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Big Dog: 196X Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # A040444 Dug this up locally by private sale; “untested” pricing with an engaged carriage lock; metal ribbon spools without the nuts; intact case and zipper revealing an interior that only a cat could drag in.. (4/4/2024)

Sweet husband picked this up in a sketchy part of town when it was raining cats & dogs outside. He later surprised me with a little set of Olivetti brushes for Mother’s Day that cost almost as much as the machine (probably more with shipping from Italy). It’s a dog-eat-dog typewriter world out there.

Currently the only serial number with this prefix; the misaligned “A” bothers me more than it should.

196X Olivetti Lettera 32 #A040444

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Big Dog (Bigdog)
Created: 04-14-2024 at 06:02PM
Last Edit: 05-19-2024 at 03:15PM


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Dug this up locally by private sale; “untested” pricing with an engaged carriage lock; metal ribbon spools without the nuts; intact case and zipper revealing an interior that only a cat could drag in.. (4/4/2024)

Sweet husband picked this up in a sketchy part of town when it was raining cats & dogs outside. He later surprised me with a little set of Olivetti brushes for Mother’s Day that cost almost as much as the machine (probably more with shipping from Italy). It’s a dog-eat-dog typewriter world out there.

Currently the only serial number with this prefix; the misaligned “A” bothers me more than it should.

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Hunter: Big Dog (Bigdog)

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If I were a typewriter, I'd have German engineering, an Australian work ethic and a couple of stray Russian letters on my keyboard. In other words, my doggy DNA test claims I'm 75% German Shepherd, 15% Aussie Cattle Dog, 10% Husky. Not quite as advertised by the SPCA - a "Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute mix" - like the hidden gem of a machine described as purely decorative or, worse still, for parts. Like some typewriters, I know how it feels to be old, discarded and in bad shape before being joyfully re-discovered by owners who give me pride of place and tell everyone else how lucky they are to have scored a special guy like me. 100% Good Boy.



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