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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Olivetti Three-fer

I'm sure there are many other Lettera 31's in disguise out there.


  1. That is a cool story about the lady's hair!
    Hey are you selling those olivettis?

  2. "The past is never dead. It's not even past." --Faulkner

    (I just got back from the wonderful "Midnight in Paris." That movie, the Royal H, the immortal hair color, and the Faulkner quote all go together.)

  3. I've become very fond of my Lettera 31--it has become my default typewriter lately just because it's so lightweight and easy to pull out, not to mention comfortable to type on. The one thing it's missing is a tab feature, but I really only use tabs for paragraph indents, and thanks to Matt's revelation of the Letteras' secret paragraph indent feature, I don't need to miss it anymore. Nice little machines. I like the blue ones here!

  4. So tempted to buy a Selectric someday. A red one! Tell me those Olivettis are better than the 319, which I still declare to be the World's Worst Typewriter (second place: Hermes 3000).

    That story about the hair is great! Ha!

  5. notagain- I am selling those Olivetti's. Email me and let me know what you have in mind.

    Richard- That must have been one heck of movie!
    Thank you as usual.

    Little Flower Petals- Matt is one smart dude. He tells me typewriter stuff I don't know all the time.

    Strikethru- I think you should go for it. Millions of typist can't be wrong. And red does make a statement.

  6. An "Olivetti Three-fer" sounds like something you'd get at Friendly's- with home fries and coffee! Ayuh!

  7. I have a Lettera 31 (also made in Spain). I used to think that model was really a fictional model created by someone that decided to put together lots of parts of another typewriters, but not. Now, I realized I have a rare model from Europe. Salutations & Greetings from Mexico...xD