197X Olivetti Lettera 35l #8040268
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-05-2016 at 01:04PM
Last Edit: 03-21-2020 at 02:52PM
Another eBay fatality. This beautiful little Olivetti arrived without any padding, in pieces. The carriage has come completely off, and I can hear a ball bearing rattling around inside. I had thought to resell this as is, or trade for parts, but I think I'll give the repairs a try. With four months of winter coming up, I'll have plenty of time.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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