197X Olivetti Lettera 35l #8086901
Created: 04-27-2013 at 12:05PM
Last Edit: 03-21-2020 at 02:57PM
Not a bad typer at all, I really like the shell style and the action is not terrible. However, I wanted to hot rod my Lettera 32, so I removed the power plant of this 35l and dropped in the sleeker, sexier L32 powerplant. I still have the guts, which will probably end up being picked over for parts.
Update: I ended up fixing what few things were wrong with this 35l engine (mainly some bendy work on the right carriage release - I don't recall there being much else wrong), and transplanting it into the shell of a busted Lettera 25, thus making my second "TwOlivetti" mashup. It's off getting sold now, so soon, somewhere in this world someone's going to enjoy a very upgraded Lettera 25 :D
- Public Typecasting on the Olivetti Lettera 35l
- Olivetti Lettera 32/35 Monster Truck Mashup! BRIIING YOUR CAMERAAA!
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.
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