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197x Olivetti Lettera 31 Serial # 8501494 197x Olivetti Lettera 31 typewriter, Serial # 8501494 Kewin Sanfridsson's 197x Olivetti Lettera 31 typewriter. 2023-10-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kewin Sanfridsson: 197x Olivetti Lettera 31 Serial # 8501494 Here we got another typewriter I recently got my hands on, one I actually have wanted to try out as I've seen it around here and there. What I know for sure is that it is a Olivetti but I am a little less sure about the model, from my research I would say it is a Lettera 31 from between 1974-76 (as there are info missing in the look up table to pinpoint exactly which year it is from). I liked typing on it, quite easy to depress the keys. But there are no paper support sadly. The paper rollers doesn't go completely down but it still do grip the paper so maybe it is how it is suppose to be.

Don't get me wrong it is a good machine to do repairs on but I had a hard time cleaning it up because I could not get over the metal structure inside of the case, it made me shiver, it is coarse like unglazed porcelain (another surface I cannot stand touching).

197x Olivetti Lettera 31 #8501494

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kewin Sanfridsson (JoxSoup)
Created: 10-14-2023 at 03:44PM
Last Edit: 10-14-2023 at 03:45PM


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Here we got another typewriter I recently got my hands on, one I actually have wanted to try out as I've seen it around here and there. What I know for sure is that it is a Olivetti but I am a little less sure about the model, from my research I would say it is a Lettera 31 from between 1974-76 (as there are info missing in the look up table to pinpoint exactly which year it is from). I liked typing on it, quite easy to depress the keys. But there are no paper support sadly. The paper rollers doesn't go completely down but it still do grip the paper so maybe it is how it is suppose to be.

Don't get me wrong it is a good machine to do repairs on but I had a hard time cleaning it up because I could not get over the metal structure inside of the case, it made me shiver, it is coarse like unglazed porcelain (another surface I cannot stand touching).

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Hunter: Kewin Sanfridsson (JoxSoup)

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Hi my name is Kewin and I'm a 23 years old from Sweden. I have a few hobbies like drawing and playing guitar but I do also like myself some project here and there which is where my interest in typewriters fits in. I have always collected things through my life but I did not expect typewriters to be my next big passion in collecting. I started collecting typewriters in the beginning of 2022 and so far I have 42 of them (3 of which is currently disassembled) . I find it really enjoyable to pickup a typewriter at a thrift store/second hand and starting to clean it up and get it to a working condition to the best of my ability and knowledge. (Excuse all the dog hairs in my pictures, I do actually try to remove the hair before taking the pictures. xD) Cheers!



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