Saturday, November 9, 2013

Olivetti Lettera 32


It's that time of year when I should be telling you about new products and holiday craft fairs.  However, I've recently purchased an Olivetti Lettera 32 so I'll talk about that instead! The Lettera 32 was produced by Olivetti, the Italian typewriter firm, from 1963-1977.  My serial number is relatively low (2294387) so my guess is this is a 1963 model.


Close-up of the Olivetti Logo 

Carriage Return Lever

I love the design elements on this machine.  It was designed by legendary Olivetti designer Marcello Nizzoli as a follow-up to the Lettera 22.


I like that this particular machine was made in the original Ivrea factory at the foot of the Alps.


I found this 1962 exhibition catalog at work, "Stille Olivetti:  Gescichte und Formen einer Italienischen Industrie" with this stunning photograph of the Ivrea factory.







It types like a dream.  Purchase something from Moonlight Bindery and you just might receive a typed thank you note!




1 comment:

Eric Wagner said...

This Olivetti typewriter is a wonderful piece of design!