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1986 Olivetti Lettera 82 Serial # 8246278 1986 Olivetti Lettera 82 typewriter, Serial # 8246278 Germano Peres's 1986 Olivetti Lettera 82 typewriter. 2023-05-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Germano Peres: 1986 Olivetti Lettera 82 Serial # 8246278 This year we started to study in La Plata city, Argentina, and had to leave at home our collection because we living in a very little apartment. When my brownie portable was knock out before the preliminary exams at the end of '22, i had to share use of my girlfriend's Lettera 31. I needed my own ultra-portable.

I found it from a old smuggler in Buenos Aires city (60km away) that was brought from Brazil in the 80's and because this have a Brazilian layout, while the legally imported come here in specific Argentine layout. No problem, Brazilian can work in Spanish perfectly making the "Ñ" with "~" and "N". Because that import had a lot of L82 "mint condition" in the wild here, while this model is hard to find in acceptable condition in Brazil.

Is absolutely New-Old-Stock but the only detail was it had mold. Was opened -and unlocked- by me after more than 35 years, after a good clean in the rubber parts and let's ready to work. Still with the original lubrication and i re-lived with some baby oil the original ribbon, is very shorter and have a curious cherry red -see specime-. I decided to preserve it and use a new fresh ribbon to daily work.

When investigated in a specialized Hermes site and in internal Olivetti BR manuals (very interesting about all Hermes clones and shows that brand never was withdrawn), is a second generation of Lettera 82 in production from Mar '85 to end of '88 or early '89. The previous generation (from '82) had Hermes square black keys and different typebars, the next was replaced the chromed paper press by another more thicker and painted in light gray. The date of mine is estimative, more or less i know was hit the serial 9000000 in '89 or '90.

In fact, is a Hermes Baby and her numbers 3 or 8 denotes that DNA. Not to be a horsework and has to be treated with affection, but is a very nice study partner and by her design allows to work wherever, even in the bed.

1986 Olivetti Lettera 82 #8246278

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Germano Peres (Tatianinho85)
Created: 05-22-2023 at 04:16AM
Last Edit: 05-22-2023 at 01:34PM


Description:

This year we started to study in La Plata city, Argentina, and had to leave at home our collection because we living in a very little apartment. When my brownie portable was knock out before the preliminary exams at the end of '22, i had to share use of my girlfriend's Lettera 31. I needed my own ultra-portable.

I found it from a old smuggler in Buenos Aires city (60km away) that was brought from Brazil in the 80's and because this have a Brazilian layout, while the legally imported come here in specific Argentine layout. No problem, Brazilian can work in Spanish perfectly making the "Ñ" with "~" and "N". Because that import had a lot of L82 "mint condition" in the wild here, while this model is hard to find in acceptable condition in Brazil.

Is absolutely New-Old-Stock but the only detail was it had mold. Was opened -and unlocked- by me after more than 35 years, after a good clean in the rubber parts and let's ready to work. Still with the original lubrication and i re-lived with some baby oil the original ribbon, is very shorter and have a curious cherry red -see specime-. I decided to preserve it and use a new fresh ribbon to daily work.

When investigated in a specialized Hermes site and in internal Olivetti BR manuals (very interesting about all Hermes clones and shows that brand never was withdrawn), is a second generation of Lettera 82 in production from Mar '85 to end of '88 or early '89. The previous generation (from '82) had Hermes square black keys and different typebars, the next was replaced the chromed paper press by another more thicker and painted in light gray. The date of mine is estimative, more or less i know was hit the serial 9000000 in '89 or '90.

In fact, is a Hermes Baby and her numbers 3 or 8 denotes that DNA. Not to be a horsework and has to be treated with affection, but is a very nice study partner and by her design allows to work wherever, even in the bed.

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100% original
100% original



The case in perfect condition
The case in perfect condition

...even under
...even under

Manual, unlock guide and the lock nail
Manual, unlock guide and the lock nail

Hunter: Germano Peres (Tatianinho85)

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A tipically 80's Cold-War boy. Brazilian born in exile, with the time i was interested with my homeland, GDR and the Eastern Bloc technologies, but didn't have old enough to live this. I grown up with computers and never had more than marginal contact with typewriters in my childhood, my passion was growing along with mine Ostalgie and started my collection sometime ago when withdrew my father's older Erika from its long letargy.

Since 2023 i'm a Right student, in path to be a lawyer and that re-inforces my passion with typeriters. I prefer the 80's portable models.

I will try to get information about the world of Brazilian typewriters, mostly not known outside South America.



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