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Hispano-Olivetti M40 typewriter

by | Nov 1, 2019 | Hispano-Olivetti, Olivetti | 10 comments






10 Comments

  1. Bill M

    Congratulations. It's a very beautiful typewriter.

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  2. David Brechbiel

    Another beautiful standard, Richard. What is really striking is the curved line that swoops in front of the type basket from each side. (The logo and shiny paint aren’t bad either.)

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  3. Lx

    Very elegant machine!! Which Spanish auction site was this? I know eBay and the Spanish second hand sites, but wasn't aware of another auction sit.

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  4. LivingMuseum

    I've spied one of these for some time, but while I'll chance a portable across the sea I wouldn't do that with a large standard; Not unless I knew it would be expertly packed. You've found a gorgeous one, that is for sure.

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  5. Erik Bruchez

    That's a beautiful machine. I'll keep an eye open for these now that I know about them. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. McTaggart

    Richard, sometimes life is unfair. Even Though I worked at Olivetti 57 years ago to this day, I never saw one in for repair. I suspect that Olivettis were not imported into Australia during the 30s. I have a few examples of the later model MS44. And even more amazing I do not have a Lexikon 80! As far as I know this machine was designed by the founder of Olivetti, Camillo Olivetti. He was Jew at a very bad time in Italy to be one. He married outside his faith to a lady who was a member of a small sect. You will find the monogram of one of the portables manufactured at the same time and it goes by the ICO, Ingineer Camillo Olivetti. You have by any standards, a very nice example of this beautiful machine. Congratulations from
    Your (green with envy) John Lavery.

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  7. McTaggart

    Yours, green etc, John Lavery, typhos the bane of every typewriters mechanic's life.

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  8. Anonymous

    Nunca he entendido por qué tantos se maravillan con un iPhone nuevo, con esa cosa plana, blanca, y sin arte puro en su diseño. Esta tu máquina tiene el poder de devolver la vista a esos ciegos. ¡Es "La Diosa" de mi "Diosa Negra"!

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  9. Robin Heilschild ????

    Lo sé. xD

    A mí me emociona el hecho de que una máquina tan vieja esté en tan buen estado y sea funcional. Además, aunque no como una Olympia, imprime derechas las letras (cosa difícil de encontrar en una Olivetti). xD

    Es probable que la máquina haya sido adaptada o intervenida en años posteriores. Esos carretes de cinta y los tornillos que lo aseguran son iguales que los de los modelos de los años sesentas y setentas. xD

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  10. Mary E

    Gosh, what a beauty! The metal bail rollers are familiar and surprisingly modern on this old typewriter.

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