Typewriter TECHS WHERE QUALITY RESTORATION IS OUR STANDARD

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This Italian company was originally founded in 1908 and introduced their first portable in 1937. Olivetti was noted for its ability to combine functionality with style while providing the features of a full size machine without the price. The Olivetti Lettera 22 opened the market on portables for Olivetti. Olivetti purchased the Underwood Typewriter Company in 1959. In October 1963, Olivetti totally merged with Underwood into a newly formed Olivetti-Underwood Corporation. In 1964, Olivetti completely redesigned their portable line introducing the Lettera 32 which incorporated sleek design lines and modern standards of construction. The mechanicals moved smoothly and accurately with typed characters being bright, true and aligned. Over the years, Olivetti continued to redesign the look and color of their line with the most notable series being the Olivetti Valentine, in red of course.

1972 RED OLIVETTI VALENTINE

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Ettore Sottsass Jr, Italian designer and architect designed the Valentine typewriter (with Perry A. King) for Olivetti in 1969 to be an "anti-machine machine," for use "anyplace but an office. With this bright red Olivetti Valentine with orange spools, he brings pop-art into the typewriter world. This typewriter was a statement of the 60's, it said goodbye to the bulky cast-iron housings of old typewriters, hello to the new mobility of a light, modern, plastic casing made from ABS. This typewriter objectified the rebellious spirit of the time. The Valentine typewriter is a very collectible portable in spite of the fact that it is relatively of recent vintage.

It has been completely serviced to include:
First and foremost we rate the typewriter before any service is done. This unit came to us in very good to excellent condition.
Second, the typewriter is stripped down by one of our techs. Then each piece is cleaned by hand. Damaged or worn parts are replaced with new, or identical parts from other donor machines



ACTUAL MACHINE IN AUCTION UNDERGOING REBUILD PROCESS


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Finally, the typewriter is reassembled, a new ribbon is installed and it is tested for 30 minutes of continuous typing. Any final adjustments are made and it is ready for another 50 years of service


MACHINE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION..
CASE HAS A FEW SCUFF MARKS ON IT, BUT OTHERWISE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
INCLUDES 90 DAY WARRANTY
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OLIVETTI Cursive 315

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The First Underwood
In 1894, Franz Wagner and his brother patented a visible front-stroke design typewriter, soon afterward known as the Underwood. In this machine, they overcame the deficiencies of the previous attempts by other inventors and immediately established a formidable presence in the typewriter field.
The business world quickly recognized the desirability, practicality and advantage of the Underwood - the first successful front-stroke visible-writing machine and the one which revolutionized typewriter industry. Manufacturers of old style machines were ultimately forced to produce new models sharing similar principles of the successful Underwood Typewriter. Since that time, every new typewriter placed on the market has been a visible-writing machine.


In October 1963, Olivetti totally merged Underwood into a newly formed Olivetti-Underwood Corporation.  This resulted in the reversal of the double names on US machines. 
In the late 1960's the Underwood company introduced the 315 portable. It was a later generation of the Lettera

A worldwide favorite of students, its also the perfect portable for everyone from poets to PTA secretaries, as advertised in one of the promotional ads. The 315 offers the combination of value and features with the feel of a full-size machine.
THIS UNIT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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ALL OUR TYPEWRITERS ARE PUT THRU THE SAME RESTORATION PROCESS



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 It has been completely gone over to include:
First and formost we rate the typewriter before any service is done. This unit came to us in very good to excellent condition.
Second, the typewriter is stripped down by one of our techs. Then each piece is cleaned by hand. Damaged or worn parts are repalced with new, or identical parts from other donor machines
Finally, the typewriter is reassembled, a new ribbon is installed and it is tested for 30 minutes of continuous typing. Any final adjustments are made and it is ready for another 50 years of service



FEATURES:
CARRIAGE LOCK LEVER
LINE SPACE AND CARRIAGE RETURN LEVER
LINE SPACE SELECTOR
ADJUSTABLE MARGINS
PARAGRAPH INDENTATION KEY
PAPER RELEASE LEVER
ADJUSTABLE TABS
THREE COLOR RIBBON SELECTOR
 INCLUDES 90 DAY WARRANTY

OLIVETTI LETTERA 32

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The company was originally founded in Italy, in 1908. They purchased the Underwood Typewriter Company in 1959. In October 1963, Olivetti totally merged Underwood into a newly formed Olivetti-Underwood Corporation. This resulted in the reversal of the double names on US machines.
In 1964, Olivetti almost completely redesigned the Lettera portable along the most modern standards of design and construction. The Lettera 32 was the result.

In the years to follow, Olivetti repackaged the portable design in a bewildering array of body styles. It should be noted that, as the small portables go, the last critical mechanical developments occurred with the development of the Lettera 32.

A worldwide favorite of students, writers and teachers. the Lettera 32 combines functionality with style. It has value and features with the feel of a full-size machine.
THIS UNIT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO COSMETIC BLEMISHES NOTED ON MACHINE.




ALL OUR TYPEWRITERS ARE PUT THRU THE SAME RESTORATION PROCESS
It has been completely gone over to include:
First and foremost we rate the typewriter before any service is done. This unit came to us in very good to excellent condition.
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Second, the typewriter is stripped down by one of our techs. Then each piece is cleaned by hand. Damaged or worn parts are replaced with new, or identical parts from other donor machines
Finally, the typewriter is reassembled, a new ribbon is installed and it is tested for 30 minutes of continuous typing. Any final adjustments are made and it is ready for another 50 years of service


FEATURES:
CARRIAGE LOCK LEVER
LINE SPACE AND CARRIAGE RETURN LEVER
LINE SPACE SELECTOR
ADJUSTABLE MARGINS
PARAGRAPH INDENTATION KEY
PAPER RELEASE LEVER
ADJUSTABLE TABS
THREE COLOR RIBBON SELECTOR
INCLUDES 90 DAY WARRANTY