1976 Olivetti Studio 46 #2253281
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-05-2013 at 12:16PM
Last Edit: 06-17-2016 at 12:45PM
This semi-standard typewriter is an interesting mix of futuristic and old elements. For starters, it is a mechanical typewriter, which makes it and old thing. But then it has that "futuristic" design and font, which gives the impression of being looking at an old computer.
A really fast machine, it was sold to me by the former assembly chief of the Olivetti plant in Barcelona after it was abandoned at his workshop for several years after its original owner never went to get it it back.
Again, Spanish Olivettis have a different numbering, so I can only guess the year of manufacture, which is somewhere in the 70Â´s.
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Uploaded new photos because the older ones were dark, gloomy and, if you want, bad. A good chance to improve things, since this typewriter has come back home from my sisterÂ´s office after a year of service there.
As a final note, this thing has an extremely weird touch. ItÂ´s not exactly bad, but itÂ´s strange, bizarre, quirky...
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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