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1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 8433336 1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 typewriter, Serial # 8433336 Dan Johnson's 1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 typewriter. 2016-02-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 8433336 This one is proving difficult to date. It's almost certainly 197X, but I went ahead and estimated the date at 1975 based on the TWDB "extrapolated" guess for the Lettera 32. The list of serial numbers there shows just a single number for a Lettera 35: 9136975 for 1977. Others' galleries include 8283325 dated 197x and 8588124 dated 197x. (With these holes in the record, I'm including a photo of the serial number.)

I generally like how Olivettis look from a style standpoint, but I really don't like typing on them very much. Up close, they look and feel cheesy.

This one is made in Spain.

1975 Olivetti Lettera 35 #8433336

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2016 at 03:05PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2016 at 11:20PM


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This one is proving difficult to date. It's almost certainly 197X, but I went ahead and estimated the date at 1975 based on the TWDB "extrapolated" guess for the Lettera 32. The list of serial numbers there shows just a single number for a Lettera 35: 9136975 for 1977. Others' galleries include 8283325 dated 197x and 8588124 dated 197x. (With these holes in the record, I'm including a photo of the serial number.)

I generally like how Olivettis look from a style standpoint, but I really don't like typing on them very much. Up close, they look and feel cheesy.

This one is made in Spain.

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I'm including a photo of the case, not because it's interesting, but because it helps me find (or avoid ;-) the physical typewriter.
I'm including a photo of the case, not because it's interesting, but because it helps me find (or avoid ;-) the physical typewriter.

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