Olivetti Lettera 32
Posted by Scott
“The Olivetti Lettera 32 is a portable mechanical typewriter designed by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti in 1963 as the successor of the popular Olivetti Lettera 22. This typewriter was popular amongst journalists and students.
The typewriter is sized about 34x35x10 cm (with the carriage return lever adding about 1-2 more centimeters in height), making it portable at least for the time’s standards, even though its 5.9 kg weight may limit portability somewhat.”
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sean patrick says:March 17, 2009 at 3:49 am
i have been waiting for someone to give the 32 some credit. people always talk about the valentine (which is of course amazing) however im partial to this one because we have one! hehe.
Fern says:March 17, 2009 at 6:26 am
I love mine. Should use it more.. The single red key is a classy touch.
Lester says:March 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm
It’s a QZERTY? Or did someone switch those two keys around? I’ve never heard of a QZERTY layout. Is that an old Italian thing?
Topher Edwards says:March 23, 2009 at 8:49 am
i’ve wanted one of those for a long time now!
peter says:April 2, 2009 at 2:54 am
i have one of these – just found it in storage.
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Brian says:February 13, 2010 at 2:10 am
This is different to mine. Mine is QWERTY, the top row of keys are marked differently (with the () et above the numbers) and the nameplate is different.
I wonder if the one above is an early or prototype model.