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197X Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 0890563 197X Olivetti Lettera 35 typewriter, Serial # 0890563 Nick Clowes's 197X Olivetti Lettera 35 typewriter. 2020-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Clowes: 197X Olivetti Lettera 35 Serial # 0890563 I get the impression that people either love or loathe these machines. The keys are incredibly close together compared to a lot of machines and feels rather cramped. Parts of the carriage are plastic and the paper release levers are prone to failure. The return arm is stumpy and feels cheap. Having said that, I LOVE this machine. The styling is beautiful in my opinion. I like the cramped keyboard, it feels like typing on a modern laptop because the keys are also super light. The rest of the body is cast aluminium which feels nice and sturdy. Yes, it lacks some of the more refined features of other machines, but I'm keeping it. I honestly think I prefer it to the much lauded Lettera 32.

197X Olivetti Lettera 35 #0890563

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-13-2020 at 08:51AM
Last Edit: 05-13-2020 at 08:51AM


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I get the impression that people either love or loathe these machines. The keys are incredibly close together compared to a lot of machines and feels rather cramped. Parts of the carriage are plastic and the paper release levers are prone to failure. The return arm is stumpy and feels cheap. Having said that, I LOVE this machine. The styling is beautiful in my opinion. I like the cramped keyboard, it feels like typing on a modern laptop because the keys are also super light. The rest of the body is cast aluminium which feels nice and sturdy. Yes, it lacks some of the more refined features of other machines, but I'm keeping it. I honestly think I prefer it to the much lauded Lettera 32.

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