It's time for celebration because I have crossed 100 custom Olivetti Lettera
35's! And that's not for nothing. They are absolutely great typewriters that
coincedentally were owned by my mother, my father and my grandmother who all
bought them independently from each other (but also all threw them out before
my interest in typewriters started).
So yeah, this model is regarded as special in my family and I guess I will
have to keep that tradition going. The Olivetti Lettera 35 is one of the larger
portables that Olivetti made and especially the case is quite bulky. My
personal advice would be to keep the typewriter on a desk because hauling it
around constantly will get annoying quick.
With its size, does come a certain kind of sturdiness and reliability. The
smaller typewriters get, the flimsier they tend to be due to just having to
cram more and more in less and less. The Lettera 35 has no such qualms and with
a solid metal exterior it's a really solid option for people who want to write
a ton with their machines.
Added bonus: I will paint it any color you want :) These machines are made to
order so if you are looking for a very specific keyboard let me know and I will
see what I have.
Bottom line: If you want a tried and trusted typewriter to type all night and
admire all day, the lettera 35 might be for you.
Keys: all working perfectly
Ribbon: Freshly replaced when shipped out.
Other mechanics: Working perfectly
Exterior and case: Case is good, typewriter is better. No offense to whomever
designed the case of the Lettera 35 but they did a shit job and should've been
Model: Lettera 35
Color: Any Color You Want