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198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 561161 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 typewriter, Serial # 561161 Michael Hoehne's 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 typewriter. 2019-09-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 561161 Asked at a yard sale.

There are many nice details in this design. Note in the gallery below how the power cord is designed to drape to either the right or the left, even though the connector is indexed, (It is not polarized, though.)

There is a KYBRD REL (keyboard release) key, just like the Praxis 48 has. In order to prevent tangled typebars when two or more keys are struck at the same time, these keyboards lock up; this key frees the keyboard from that condition. Just a tiny bit neater than the typebar de-tanglers that some other typewriters have.

And the distinctive ‘70s typeface on the round keytops.... Ah, Olivetti!

198x Olivetti Lettera 36 #561161

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-17-2019 at 03:02PM
Last Edit: 09-17-2019 at 03:11PM


Description:

Asked at a yard sale.

There are many nice details in this design. Note in the gallery below how the power cord is designed to drape to either the right or the left, even though the connector is indexed, (It is not polarized, though.)

There is a KYBRD REL (keyboard release) key, just like the Praxis 48 has. In order to prevent tangled typebars when two or more keys are struck at the same time, these keyboards lock up; this key frees the keyboard from that condition. Just a tiny bit neater than the typebar de-tanglers that some other typewriters have.

And the distinctive ‘70s typeface on the round keytops.... Ah, Olivetti!

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Power cord drapes to the right ...
Power cord drapes to the right ...

... or to the left ...
... or to the left ...

... because of the clever plug design, possible because the wires are not polarized, even though the socket is the universal polarized design.
... because of the clever plug design, possible because the wires are not polarized, even though the socket is the universal polarized design.

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