Collection

NPWHF1231 - Olivetti Lettera 32 Typewriter

Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter, a shade of teal in color.  Serial number is 2515210.  The back plate, showing in which country the machine was made, is missing.  From the table below, it was probably made in Italy in 1965. Measures approximately 9 mm in height, 31 mm in width, and 33 mm in length (depth).  Many of the keys (caps lock, A, E, K, O, P, W, colon/semi-colon, and question mark/slash) have white (probably) liquid paper on them.  A black ribbon is still in the machine.  When a key hits the paper, it doesn’t always return, and it does not move the platen.  With cleaning, it could be a working machine.

Object ID: NPWHF1231 - Olivetti Lettera 32 Typewriter

Materials: steel; platen is a steel tube covered with a rubber sleeve; keys of plastic; Mylar (plastic) ribbons with ink on one side

Dimensions: 9 mm in height, 31 mm in width, and 33 mm in length (depth)

Maker: Olivetti