The 'Lettera 35' was designed in 1972 by Mario Bellini. Like the Olivetti Dora, the Olivetti Valentine and the Olivetti Lettera DL, it can be traced back mechanically to the Lettera 32, which was put on sale in 1963.
The machine has a compact design which creates the image of a professional typewriter, inspired by the design of the Olivetti Lettera 36.
It has a similar weight to the Lettera 32: 5.5 kg becoming 7.1 kg with the original plastic case.
The machine is in excellent working order, just the ribbon needs changing. Comes with the original case in hard black plastic.
The Olivetti 35 is a typewriter with pressure-operated typing levers. Each time a key is struck the corresponding type hammer raises and strikes the ribbon of either black or red ink, via a kinematic mechanism. This prints the corresponding symbol on the sheet of paper which sits behind the ribbon. A lever located at the top right of the keyboard can be used to check the position of the tape and select the colour black, red or without ink (in the case of copies with carbon paper or for the preparation of ink matrices for the copying machine). The ribbon rolls itself up with each depression of the keys, and automatically changes, feeding from one spool back to the other, they swap when the ribbon is stretched (which indicates that it is running out) and the winding direction is reversed.
Shipping via courier with tracking.
- Machine à écrire
- Designer / Artiste
- Mario Bellini
- Fabricant / Marque
- Lettera 35
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine :
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge