Monday, October 14, 2013

Olivetti Lettera 22/A Note on the Typewriter Database

Apparently, the serial numbers listed on the Typewriter Database are for January 1st of each year. That means that this Olivetti is a 1956 model, not a 1957 model. Either way, it was most likely sold by The Typewriter Clinic.
 The carrying case
 This dust cover is from a British Olivetti (coming soon)
 The round box contains:
 brushes for cleaning the Olivetti
 This is the manual:

Cover of the 1956 Seattle Telephone Directory (Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library)

The only Olivetti dealer listed.


  1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has to remind myself that if the SN lies between those given for, say, 1950 and 1951, then it's a 1950 model.

  2. Hi,
    Great site!

    Would you have a carrying case for a Olivetti Lettera 22? If so, what might the price be?

    If you don’t have a case, can you suggest where I might find one?

    With thanks,