For me it’s been an Olivetti Typewriter Appreciation Month.

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First of all I picked up a Lettera 32 on Gumtree ($30):

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A week later a Lettera 22 popped up on Gumtree for the asking price of $45, which I was able to knock down to $35 – my argument being it didn’t have a case (true), didn’t have  the original ribbon spools (true), and was missing one ribbon spool nut (false – I knew it had fallen inside the typewriter due to a tell-tale rattle) 🙂

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I don’t know why, but I imagined the ’32 would be noticeably bigger than the ’22, but clearly that’s not the case…

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All three typewriters are nice to type on, however, for me the ’22s are better to type on than the ’32, and my first Lettera 22 (the one with the unusual typeface)  has the snappiest typing feel of all.

1950 Lettera 22…

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1953 Lettera 22…

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1967 Lettera 32…

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Thank you for your appreciation.