Straight Out of the Box

This is the latest addition to the typer family. The ribbon was stolen taken from the unpopular Olivetti Lettera 25. As I’m now using it, its issues are coming out of the shadows: the ribbon vibrator and advancement. The direction selector somehow sneaks its way over to the other direction. This may be a job for Bob Marshall…

Of course, its entirely possible this machine just needs a really good cleaning. Looking on the under side just now, I don’t think those spider webs are supposed to be there. Well, you can’t expect them all to be winners straight out of the box.

Author: Gregory

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