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196X Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 3001723 196X Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter, Serial # 3001723 Mark Rosenzweig's 196X Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter. 2014-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 196X Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 3001723 Compact electric typewriter designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italian design but made in the USA at Underwood plant in Pennsylvania. Servicing can be a nightmare because it's a complex machine with mechanisms tight against each other.

196X Olivetti Praxis 48 #3001723

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 01:10PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 01:10PM


Description:

Compact electric typewriter designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italian design but made in the USA at Underwood plant in Pennsylvania. Servicing can be a nightmare because it's a complex machine with mechanisms tight against each other.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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