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198X Olivetti Lettera 15 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXX 198X Olivetti Lettera 15 typewriter, Serial # XXXXXXXXXXX Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 198X Olivetti Lettera 15 typewriter. 2014-11-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 198X Olivetti Lettera 15 Serial # XXXXXXXXXXX A piece of junk. No, wait, it´s not even junk, because it´s made of plastic!

This thing was made in Mexico in the 80´s, but I haven´t been able to find a serial number. It isn´t where it´s supposed to be in Olivetti typewriters, and in fact it´s nowhere to be found.

The action is really poor. Erratic, clumsy, shoddy, inaccurate... you name it. And it looks horrible, too. Why did I buy this, then? I still don´t know. Maybe I wanted to know the enemy or something.

I haven´t been able to find anything about this model. The former workshop chief of Olivetti said he knew nothing about this machine. Besides, it seems to belong to a newer generation of Olivettis, and the only Olivetti thing they have is the name, because they are extremely low quality. I´d appreciate any help with this model.

198X Olivetti Lettera 15 #XXXXXXXXXXX

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-25-2014 at 05:52AM
Last Edit: 11-25-2014 at 05:54AM


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A piece of junk. No, wait, it´s not even junk, because it´s made of plastic!

This thing was made in Mexico in the 80´s, but I haven´t been able to find a serial number. It isn´t where it´s supposed to be in Olivetti typewriters, and in fact it´s nowhere to be found.

The action is really poor. Erratic, clumsy, shoddy, inaccurate... you name it. And it looks horrible, too. Why did I buy this, then? I still don´t know. Maybe I wanted to know the enemy or something.

I haven´t been able to find anything about this model. The former workshop chief of Olivetti said he knew nothing about this machine. Besides, it seems to belong to a newer generation of Olivettis, and the only Olivetti thing they have is the name, because they are extremely low quality. I´d appreciate any help with this model.

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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