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198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 812508 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 typewriter, Serial # 812508 Uwe Wachtendorf's 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 typewriter. 2017-09-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 198x Olivetti Lettera 36 Serial # 812508 Series 2 model. By extrapolating Series 1 serial number data, I estimated this one was produced in '80 or '81. It's stodgy East German engineering combined with Italian verve, apparently the design result of a combined effort between Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier.

What looks to be a date code under the ribbon cover is enticing, but probably meaningless in determining when this machine was actually made.

198x Olivetti Lettera 36 #812508

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-01-2017 at 03:17PM
Last Edit: 09-01-2017 at 03:43PM


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Series 2 model. By extrapolating Series 1 serial number data, I estimated this one was produced in '80 or '81. It's stodgy East German engineering combined with Italian verve, apparently the design result of a combined effort between Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier.

What looks to be a date code under the ribbon cover is enticing, but probably meaningless in determining when this machine was actually made.

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