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1971 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 5630840 1971 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter, Serial # 5630840 Robert Clendaniel's 1971 Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter. 2020-03-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Clendaniel: 1971 Olivetti Lettera 32 Serial # 5630840 I bought this little beauty at a consignment auction. She was very clean and her only problem was that the carriage return arm wouldn't snap back into position after use. A little naptha fixed that and a new ribbon (on the old spools) brought her back to being a really nice typer. The only problem after that was learning not to bang on the keys like I'm accustomed to. I can understand why these are such well-regarded machines!

1971 Olivetti Lettera 32 #5630840

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Clendaniel (RCCJR)
Created: 03-07-2020 at 06:53PM
Last Edit: 03-07-2020 at 06:54PM


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I bought this little beauty at a consignment auction. She was very clean and her only problem was that the carriage return arm wouldn't snap back into position after use. A little naptha fixed that and a new ribbon (on the old spools) brought her back to being a really nice typer. The only problem after that was learning not to bang on the keys like I'm accustomed to. I can understand why these are such well-regarded machines!

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Hunter: Robert Clendaniel (RCCJR)

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I'm an architect by day and an incorrigible tinkerer by night. I prowl thrift stores, auctions, and antique shops looking for old mechanical things to fix up. My entry drugs were fountain pens and wind-up tin toys, but before long I had gone to the harder stuff - watches and clocks. Finally, I broke down and decided to try "just one" typewriter - a 1948 Royal KMM. I told myself I wouldn't do any more until I got rid of it, but didn't know you could get hooked so easily. Fourteen typewriters later, I still have the KMM, and am still looking for that next fix. I'm expecting an intervention from the family soon.



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