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Restored Custom Pistachio Olivetti Lettera 32 Manual Typewriter!

Restored Custom Pistachio Olivetti Lettera 32 Manual Typewriter!

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Custom Orders available and cash payment discounts


1965 Olivetti Lettera 32 Ultraportable Manual Typewriter. This machine has been customized in a pistachio automotive urethane replica of the 60’s color with a midcoat and 2k clearcoat) This typewriter also has a new platen (big rubber roller)


Fully restored(read about that process below most sellers do not do this or have the training to do so. The Olivetti Lettera 32 [oliˈvetti ˈlɛttera ventiˈdue] is a portable mechanical typewriter designed by Marcello Nizzoli in 1949 or, according to the company’s current owner Telecom Italia, 1950.


This typewriter was very popular in Italy, and it still has many fans. It was awarded the Compasso d’oro prize in 1954. In 1959 the Illinois Institute of Technology chose the Lettera 32 as the best design product of the last 100 years.


Lightweight and low profile portable!


Dimensions 13x10x3 weighs 7.9 lbs


My typewriters are packaged securely for shipping and come with the case and user manual.


We have a large inventory of typewriter accessories like typewriter pads, dustcover, extra ribbons, vintage paper, correction paper, erasers and more that you can add to your order!


Too see them all just check them out in the shop and add individually and you will see some select options at checkout.


Most of our typewriters are custom made and are previewed on social media throughout the process so many will sell before ever being listed so follow us on social media to see what’s coming soon! Instagram @colombocollection Facebook @ColomboCollectionShop


What is Restoration and Reconditioning?


All the typewriters available for sale at Colombo Collection have been professionally reconditioned and restored to ultimate functionality unless otherwise stated as serviced.


You can read more on our about us page to understand the differences between serviced, refurbished, reconditioned and restored. Most sellers do not have the training or do not provide these services.


So how do we do it?


First, we disassemble the typewriter including the body and the platen from the carriage and place the typewriter into an ultra-sonic cleaning tank to degrease the machine removing gunk, grime, oil, and any dirt.


All typewriters go through a careful drying process before moving to the restoration stage. Next, all the pieces are reviewed for damage or corrosion, and treated or replaced as needed. Keys and hammers are straightened, and their alignments corrected. Then all the metals are chemically cleaned and polished. All rubber components are replaced, and the platen and feed rollers are refurbished or replaced as needed. We treat and repair the plastic components as necessary, and rubbing compounds are used to remove scratches on the machine before it is resurfaced and polished.


As for the exterior, if left original, your typewriter is cleaned, treated, buffed and polished. If it’s a restored, painted piece, the body is cleaned, sanded, degreased, primed, painted with new paint then dried and polished.


The typewriter is tested throughout the process, and once the machine is reassembled, it goes through a lengthy Final Quality Assurance testing that is over 30 minutes of continuous typing, and a complete alignment and functions check—any final adjustments are made at this time.


With a reconditioned typewriter from Colombo Collection, you can rest assured that you have invested in a quality Typewriter that has been fully tested and restored to provide many years of reliable service!

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