1001 Brands 2515 Models 12975 Galleries 7489 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Olivetti » DORA » 197X #7554965
197X Olivetti DORA Serial # 7554965 197X Olivetti DORA typewriter, Serial # 7554965 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 197X Olivetti DORA typewriter. 2017-12-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 197X Olivetti DORA Serial # 7554965 Another Dora.

I didn´t really want or need this one since I already have one, but the deal was that for 5€ more it was mine. How could I refuse?

The Dora is not as awesome as the Lettera 32 or the Pluma 22, but it´s a decent typewriter nonetheless. A good way to see it is as the soul of the Valentine.

As with all Spanish Olivettis, the serial numbers are a mystery. They don´t match with the Italian ones, so I can only guess.

Types acceptably, but some things are a bit sticky. In the type sample the red stains are caused by a combo of a lazy ribbon vibrator which refuses to go down and a ribbon mounted upside-down.

But 5€ and no shipping... All in all it´s a damn good deal.

197X Olivetti DORA #7554965

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-23-2017 at 08:05AM
Last Edit: 12-23-2017 at 08:07AM


Description:

Another Dora.

I didn´t really want or need this one since I already have one, but the deal was that for 5€ more it was mine. How could I refuse?

The Dora is not as awesome as the Lettera 32 or the Pluma 22, but it´s a decent typewriter nonetheless. A good way to see it is as the soul of the Valentine.

As with all Spanish Olivettis, the serial numbers are a mystery. They don´t match with the Italian ones, so I can only guess.

Types acceptably, but some things are a bit sticky. In the type sample the red stains are caused by a combo of a lazy ribbon vibrator which refuses to go down and a ribbon mounted upside-down.

But 5€ and no shipping... All in all it´s a damn good deal.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:









Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

Javier Vazquez del Olmo's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 5557

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´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.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Olivetti DORA on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Olivetti Serial Number page and the Olivetti DORA By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.