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Made in 1963
The typestyle is Elite (12 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.5 inches
Case Colour is Light Blue, with Slate Grey Keytops and Silver Carriage Ends
With Zip-Up Carry Case and Facsimilie Manufacturer's Instruction Book
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
First made in 1950, the iconic Olivetti Lettera 22 proved to be an almost instant success, thanks to being made as a virtual miniature version of Olivetti's popular office manual typewriter. Unusually for a portable, it has practically every feature that you would usually find on an office typewriter. A freehead (useful for lining up pre-printed forms), keyboard touch control, fold-up paper rest, to mention just a few....
This particular machine was made at Olivetti's British factory in Glasgow, and has a couple of distinguishing features that mark it out as a desirable late model. Production finished in 1964, possibly due to being so expensive to manufacture. It appears to have had only moderate private use throughout its life and is therefore still in excellent condition. If you are looking for a sturdy, quality typewriter that will give many more years of reliable service - this is the one to have ! Ribbons for this machine are still being made and are readily available.