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1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 35 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter, Serial # 35 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 typewriter. 2015-01-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 Serial # 35 It wouldn't matter to me if this machine didn't work at all (fortunately it does), because this is a typewriter that delivers immense satisfaction even when sitting silently on a shelf. A visual tour de force, I can only imagine the fuss it must have caused when it first appeared in offices around the world, and been the equivalent of parking a Ferrari next to an AMC Pacer.

For anyone who hasn't seen one in person, the Praxis 48 is surprisingly small, and for an electric, it's lighter than you would expect. And when placed next to the mechanical Linea 98, which shares its floating keyboard design, the Praxis presents itself as a compact machine.

This particular Olivetti was purchased from the original owner who was using it on a fairly regular basis up to a few years ago.

1971 Olivetti Praxis 48 #35

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-28-2015 at 10:26PM
Last Edit: 01-28-2015 at 10:36PM


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It wouldn't matter to me if this machine didn't work at all (fortunately it does), because this is a typewriter that delivers immense satisfaction even when sitting silently on a shelf. A visual tour de force, I can only imagine the fuss it must have caused when it first appeared in offices around the world, and been the equivalent of parking a Ferrari next to an AMC Pacer.

For anyone who hasn't seen one in person, the Praxis 48 is surprisingly small, and for an electric, it's lighter than you would expect. And when placed next to the mechanical Linea 98, which shares its floating keyboard design, the Praxis presents itself as a compact machine.

This particular Olivetti was purchased from the original owner who was using it on a fairly regular basis up to a few years ago.

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