Olivetti Lettera 22 First Serie - Red Portable Typewriter

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Lettera 22: an italian legend, the symbol of typing,

Built in 1950 thanks to Marcello Nizzoli who has been collaborating with the Olivetti company since 1938. It is an elegant object with very clean and compact lines compared to the previous models. In 1959 it was chosen by a commission of one hundred designers from the Illinois Institute of Technology as the best design product made in the last 100 years. Won the "Compasso d'Oro" in 1956. Today it is part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Lettera 22 the most legendary Olivetti portable typewriter of all time.

Paper format: Lettera / A4
Keyboard layout: QZERTY
Dimensions: 32 x 30 x 8 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg
Serial: 111322
made in: Italy 1954

Near Mint general working conditions
Near Mint aestetic conditions
Cleaned and sanitized. See pictures for details.

New and fresh ribbon will be installed so when you will receive you will be ready to type!
It will be packaged safely with super care to prevent any damage.

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Reviews (1)


Very well packed product. Arrived well in time. Can type out of the box in two colors. This was the first time I laid hands on a typewriter and within couple of days of video training watching on YT can write letters and more advanced formatted scripts using this typewriter. There is no 1 in the numbers and lowercase letter “l” is supposed to do it given portability of the typewriter. Very satisfied with the purchase and the shop although got busy and haven’t really used as much. Will update how it goes but so far very happy with the look and feel and the functionality of the machine. Thanks.

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