At first glance, you notice the size. For a portable typewriter, it’s rather large. But once you get it on the desk, the sleek lines make it appear more accessible. Olivetti’s are known for their great curves and design. The Studio 44 is no exception. Even the name “studio” suggests an artist at work. This is not your standard office typewriter, but it has the solid mechanicals required for doing work, lots of work.
And that’s where Olivetti has positioned this typewriter. According to their brochure: “When the performance of a standard typewriter is required in the space of a portable. The Studio 44 bridges the gap when a standard machine would be uneconomical and a personal portable unsuitable.” Make no doubt, they’ve designed this machine for someone who takes their words seriously. If you’re after an occasional typewriter for the letter or memo, this is not your typewriter. But like Olivetti states, it’s not so large, that you can’t move it around.
This is a beautiful machine in very good condition with little to no signs of wear on the machine or case. The one unique feature is the lack of letters on the keys. These keys would normally have white letters on them which were moulded along with the keys and would not be possible to remove. This would likely have been a teaching model for taking private typing lessons.
Comes loaded with fresh ribbon so you can begin writing your memoirs!
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