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1969 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 5269130 1969 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter, Serial # 5269130 David Karoly's 1969 Olivetti Lettera DL typewriter. 2024-04-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Karoly: 1969 Olivetti Lettera DL Serial # 5269130 Acquired with a 1963 Royal Safari from the same seller, $15 each, both missing their ribbon covers. The Olivetti is in top operating condition, keyboard is a bit small for my hands but it types nicely. This is the only machine so far that has come with paperwork and it came with the dust cover. It is lightweight and small, perfect for traveling and it has a full length key-set tabulator. I think it is great.

This machine needed very little attention. Type faces were already clean; good ribbon in it. The left ribbon spool was slow and the line lock was sticky, fixed both with a little bit of CRC QD contact cleaner and air. Adjusted bell. That is all it needed.

Acquired 10/30/2023
Gifted to Sister no. 4 on 04/21/2024 (I am no. 5 and last)

1969 Olivetti Lettera DL #5269130

Status: Sightings
Hunter: David Karoly (David7849)
Created: 01-06-2024 at 02:07PM
Last Edit: 04-21-2024 at 01:04PM


Description:

Acquired with a 1963 Royal Safari from the same seller, $15 each, both missing their ribbon covers. The Olivetti is in top operating condition, keyboard is a bit small for my hands but it types nicely. This is the only machine so far that has come with paperwork and it came with the dust cover. It is lightweight and small, perfect for traveling and it has a full length key-set tabulator. I think it is great.

This machine needed very little attention. Type faces were already clean; good ribbon in it. The left ribbon spool was slow and the line lock was sticky, fixed both with a little bit of CRC QD contact cleaner and air. Adjusted bell. That is all it needed.

Acquired 10/30/2023
Gifted to Sister no. 4 on 04/21/2024 (I am no. 5 and last)

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Hunter: David Karoly (David7849)

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I started with 2 Monroe calculating machines then in January 2023 I used my Christmas money to buy a 1936 L.C. Smith and Corona, Corona Standard portable. Since then have acquired more typewriters. Also have 2 Engineers Transits (surveying instruments), a K+E Foresters staff compass, and 4 slide rules. Typewriters as a hobby has been more affordable than antique surveying instruments anre and they are easier to obtain.



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