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1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 5293040 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter, Serial # 5293040 James Gifford's 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter. 2018-10-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 5293040 A beautiful piece of Sottsass art. The machine works fine. It came with the cord, which is frayed at the head. Types wonderfully though faintly (needs a new ribbon). Manufactured in Don Mills, Ontario, a ten-minute drive from my house.

1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 #5293040

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-08-2018 at 08:01AM
Last Edit: 10-08-2018 at 08:14AM


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A beautiful piece of Sottsass art. The machine works fine. It came with the cord, which is frayed at the head. Types wonderfully though faintly (needs a new ribbon). Manufactured in Don Mills, Ontario, a ten-minute drive from my house.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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