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198X Olivetti Lettera 12 Serial # 0223395 198X Olivetti Lettera 12 typewriter, Serial # 0223395 Uwe Wachtendorf's 198X Olivetti Lettera 12 typewriter. 2014-07-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 198X Olivetti Lettera 12 Serial # 0223395 Despite almost almost everything on this typewriter being made from plastic, it isn't all that bad to type with. Still, I never use it. The Lettera 12 uses a ribbon cartridge, and it doesn't type that well to justify buying additional cartridges for it (they cost as much as the machine did).

To fully appreciate the devolution of the portable typewriter over its century-long history you really need to sit down with a full metal model from the '40s or '50s and compare it to one of these plastic wonders from the final years.

198X Olivetti Lettera 12 #0223395

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Created: 07-10-2014 at 11:01AM
Last Edit: 07-10-2014 at 11:03AM


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Despite almost almost everything on this typewriter being made from plastic, it isn't all that bad to type with. Still, I never use it. The Lettera 12 uses a ribbon cartridge, and it doesn't type that well to justify buying additional cartridges for it (they cost as much as the machine did).

To fully appreciate the devolution of the portable typewriter over its century-long history you really need to sit down with a full metal model from the '40s or '50s and compare it to one of these plastic wonders from the final years.

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Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)

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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.



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