197X Underwood 478 #unknown
Created: 08-25-2018 at 10:55AM
Last Edit: 08-26-2018 at 09:02AM
Obviously an Olivetti design (usually known as the Olivetti Lettera 36), this is a portable electric with a large, square body. It seems to have been advertised in the early '70s and is very uncommon with the Underwood name.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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