1948 Invicta Portable #117749
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-13-2021 at 08:09AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 08:11AM
Invicta was an Italian company based in Turin that had produced a large number of standard typewriters between the 20s and 30s of the last century, successful more for the cheaper price than for the mechanical quality.... In the early 30's the Company and the brand were merged into Olivetti that produced until the end of the 40's a portable machine in which the mechanics was exactly the same as the MP1 (Ico). This specimen in rare red original paint is among the last produced (1948). Due to the use of Olivetti MP1 mechanics, this typewriter is often called "Invicta MP1" or even "MP2", but both these definitions are wrong, the machine at the time was simply called "Invicta portatile" (portable) and so it should be even today.
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have been an Italian typewriter collector for many many years. At that time, I loved very old typewriters from late 1800s to early 1900s. After a break of a few years I returned to collect typewriters but no longer so old, I prefer now the design of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Yes, I am an affectionate collector of Olivetti, of course, but I'm attracted to all the other brands from that period, not just Italian.
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