1987 Olivetti ET Personal 55 #SC 7326733
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-01-2018 at 12:39PM
Last Edit: 09-01-2018 at 12:44PM
This jewel of italian design (the typical Bellini's "wedge" shape found in other industrial products from this Design Maestro's pen).
Modern times rule, and this electronic personal portable typewriter belongs to the eighties, the era of the typewriter's swansong. Hence, despite its italian make and design, was made in China (sob!).
It benefits from the technology of the times: Three diferent ribbons (one of them with lift-off correctable possibility) and two correction ribbons available.
Changeable daisywheel and three different letter sizes, at the command of one pitch key in the keyboard.
Is complete and operative, not tested yet on the paper.
The red ribbon on the right side is the transport protection device, that you need to remove in order to use the typewriter.
You can stay a long time looking at the shape, and find there is no wonder when you know this typewriter belongs to permanent collection of the New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Kudos for Mr. Bellini.
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.
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OLIVETTI 109 ET PERSONAL 55 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER, design Mario Bellini 1985-'86
Current Price: USD 225.00
Typewriters > Louisville,KY,USA
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