What better way to celebrate the Spring Equinox than with the purchase of a new typewriter?

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When I say “new” I mean a typewriter in a condition that suggests its been used very sparingly, if at all.

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While I’m more than happy with my 1972 Made in Barcelona, Lettera 32, and wasn’t looking for another, colour is something I’m always looking to add to my collection …

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Note the slightly stronger curve of the Spanish machine’s ribbon cover, and (more obviously) the difference in the shape of the carriage ends …

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Another obvious difference is that the front badge on the Spanish machine has “Olivetti” added to it (in the absence of “Olivetti” on the paper plate) …

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At $50 AUD, this new ’32 was cheaper than the pale blue and white Silver-Seiko I recently bought …

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Sometimes you pay more than you should, and sometimes you pay less than you think you should. In the long run, prices tend to even out.

There’s a Lettera 32 similar to this on the TWDB made in the same year (1964) and with the same colour, which I’d call pistachio.

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In fact, there are 4 or 5 on the TWDB with the same or a similar colour, but this one’s different in that it has a QWERTY rather than a QZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard.

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It also has spool nuts rather than spring-loaded levers to hold the ribbon spools in place …

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Serial number: 2253107 = 1964

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Made in Ivrea, Italy …

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Thank you typewriter god.

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