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1973 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 7087129 1973 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter, Serial # 7087129 Dimitris Nikou's 1973 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter. 2021-06-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dimitris Nikou: 1973 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 7087129 Found on a flea market. Olivetti Lettera DL, manufactured in Spain, with standard Greek typeface and serial number 7087129. I am not very sure about the year of manufacture, though, as the Lettera DL serial numbers here on the TWDB are not complete. My guess is 1973 because of the machines of other collectors. It is complete and in excellent condition, with its nice case, user manual in Greek and as a bonus, many papers from the first owner that were kept underneath the machine!! I am very happy, as this is my first Olivetti! During cleaning and taking care of the mechanism I noticed a problem at the ribbon direction. As I type the ribbon is moving towards the right spool but I cannot change that to go the other way, which means that there is something wrong with the mechanism. I will find out and fix it. Other than that the typewriter is in great shape. As you can see in the pictures, the beautifil case is dirty in some spots on the inside - maybe a dry clean would help.

1973 Olivetti Lettera DL #7087129

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Dimitris Nikou (dimnikou)
Created: 06-13-2021 at 01:17PM
Last Edit: 06-20-2021 at 01:48PM


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Found on a flea market. Olivetti Lettera DL, manufactured in Spain, with standard Greek typeface and serial number 7087129. I am not very sure about the year of manufacture, though, as the Lettera DL serial numbers here on the TWDB are not complete. My guess is 1973 because of the machines of other collectors. It is complete and in excellent condition, with its nice case, user manual in Greek and as a bonus, many papers from the first owner that were kept underneath the machine!! I am very happy, as this is my first Olivetti! During cleaning and taking care of the mechanism I noticed a problem at the ribbon direction. As I type the ribbon is moving towards the right spool but I cannot change that to go the other way, which means that there is something wrong with the mechanism. I will find out and fix it. Other than that the typewriter is in great shape. As you can see in the pictures, the beautifil case is dirty in some spots on the inside - maybe a dry clean would help.

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