1971 Olivetti Lettera DL #6365267
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-05-2016 at 05:58PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 03:57AM
One of the easiest typewriters to actually write on: blindingly fast, light touch, basket shift, brilliantly spaced and sized keytops. A bit larger and heavier than the Lettera 32 but easier to type on. Love both though. Another "expendable" typer but just a hair heavy to lug onto a plane. A keeper.
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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