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1971 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 6365267 1971 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter, Serial # 6365267 John Munroe's 1971 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter. 2016-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1971 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 6365267 "Mario"

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.

1971 Olivetti Lettera DL #6365267

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-05-2016 at 05:58PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 03:57AM


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"Mario"

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.

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One would think the Lettera 32 below and the Lettera DL above are the same size, but in fact the dimensions of the DL are a centimeter or more larger in most directions. Wonderful variations on a brilliant design theme - the 32 has the metal body and the DL has the futuristic styling (reminds me of F1 racers) and pleather finishing.
One would think the Lettera 32 below and the Lettera DL above are the same size, but in fact the dimensions of the DL are a centimeter or more larger in most directions. Wonderful variations on a brilliant design theme - the 32 has the metal body and the DL has the futuristic styling (reminds me of F1 racers) and pleather finishing.

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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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