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1973 Olivetti Studio 45 Serial # 9302027 1973 Olivetti Studio 45 typewriter, Serial # 9302027 James Gifford's 1973 Olivetti Studio 45 typewriter. 2016-09-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1973 Olivetti Studio 45 Serial # 9302027 I picked up this early seventies beauty at an outdoor antiques show. I love typing on Olivettis and haven't seen one of these locally. This particular typewriter features a very high serial number (the latest serial # on the database is about 7,000 fewer), and was allegedly made in Canada, Don Mills (Toronto) to be exact, home to Canada's first suburb and one of the first designed suburbs in the world. In any case, the typewriter was a good price and is in great shape, and it came with the original brushes in their little Olivetti box, with the instructions in mint condition, so I'm happy. The photo lies: it looks blue in the picture but it's closer to green in reality.

1973 Olivetti Studio 45 #9302027

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-24-2016 at 05:24PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2016 at 07:44PM


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I picked up this early seventies beauty at an outdoor antiques show. I love typing on Olivettis and haven't seen one of these locally. This particular typewriter features a very high serial number (the latest serial # on the database is about 7,000 fewer), and was allegedly made in Canada, Don Mills (Toronto) to be exact, home to Canada's first suburb and one of the first designed suburbs in the world. In any case, the typewriter was a good price and is in great shape, and it came with the original brushes in their little Olivetti box, with the instructions in mint condition, so I'm happy. The photo lies: it looks blue in the picture but it's closer to green in reality.

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The original brushes, which never seem to have been used, are tucked into the neat little Olivetti box. The instructions are in mint condition. The other tab features instructions on how to use the spongy cloth that evidently came with this model, but is now missing.
The original brushes, which never seem to have been used, are tucked into the neat little Olivetti box. The instructions are in mint condition. The other tab features instructions on how to use the spongy cloth that evidently came with this model, but is now missing.

Even the case keys feature that classic Olivetti charm.
Even the case keys feature that classic Olivetti charm.

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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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