05 February 2012
Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 33
That Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 33 is difficult to photograph. Its case however was seen here before on the post by the Sears Courier. It is redder than that photo shows. Lighting is not good for photos here. I had to move the Lettera 33 around to get a photo which had some detail. It is a very attractive machine in person and a pretty good typewriter too. The tabulators of the Lettera 22 and 32 (33) are very interesting. They are easy to miss. It is set by moving a lever and cleared by that same lever. The tab key is red and very prominent. I never actually use tabulators except occasionally as a paragraph indent key.
This is also the typewriter for which I paid the most. It is in great condition and has a great case and required minimal work. It is probably going to be my Olivetti representative. The Sears Courier is being sold for being unused. This one is too attractive and functional to get rid of merely because I do not use it that often. And I have hopes of writing a successful script (not really, if I were to do much writing, I'd use my Smith-Coronas).
By the way, this is Ted Kaczynski's typewriter. It was sold in auction. I want a Flattop model for my Smith-Corona collection. It is the design before the Speedline design (the design of my Corona Silent) If anybody has a flattop model in working condition, I'd be interested in buying it or trading for it. I have a few typewriters available for sale or trade. I am also interested in a Corona four bank and a Corona folding.