1941 Olivetti Studio 42 #542564
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-22-2020 at 08:22PM
Last Edit: 11-26-2020 at 02:15PM
A while back I found a lovely ode to the Studio 42 that someone had put up online. A real eloquent piece of writing too! Among other plaudits, it compared the machine to a number of others from the same era - a sort of aesthetic beauty contest. The runner-up was the chrome lined Royal DeLuxe, but by this person's reckoning the Olivetti won hands down. Based on industrial design alone, they put it out in front of the rest by a couple furlongs. Well then, I hadda have one! I'm a sucker that way, but boy-o-boy he/she was right! I found this one on Etsy, sold by a fellow in the Netherlands. The case needed some serious restoration and the machine itself had some not inconsiderable cosmetic issues, but once cleaned up OMG can this thing type!
Hunter: Septimus Clark (SeptimusClark)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Native of Newport RI but due to circumstances far beyond my control now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an extended stay in Boston in between...
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