Olivetti Studio 45 prima serie - Typewriter

Description
Olivetti Studio 45 prima serie - Typewriter
Italy - 1960-1969 - Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear

It was designed in 1967 by the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, in collaboration with Hans Von Klier.

As described by an article published in Domus in 1969 [1], the typewriter is made of ABS.

QZERTY keyboard layout, typical of Italian typewriters. In addition to the writing keys, the keyboard includes a space bar, two upper-case keys, a shift lock key, the backspace and a tab key.

The writing keys have clear missing parts: there is no key with number 1, that is obtained by using the lower-case letter l (el) or the upper-case I (i); moreover, there is no zero, that is obtained by typing the upper-case O (o). Although this may seem strange today, it was quite common in old typewriters. The keys for upper-case accented vowels, used in Italian writing, are also missing. We guarantee an accurate packaging with tracking number, since it has no case.

Original product with beautiful green body.

Lot details
Object
Typewriter
Model / Type
Prima serie
Period
1960-1969
Material
ABS
Manufacturer/ Brand
Olivetti Studio 45 prima serie
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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