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197X Olivetti Valentine Serial # 5623642 197X Olivetti Valentine typewriter, Serial # 5623642 Anthony Mindling's 197X Olivetti Valentine typewriter. 2013-05-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 197X Olivetti Valentine Serial # 5623642 You just can't help smiling when you pull it from its case. A pleasure to use.

197X Olivetti Valentine #5623642

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-23-2013 at 09:22PM
Last Edit: 05-26-2013 at 07:45AM


You just can't help smiling when you pull it from its case. A pleasure to use.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.

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