Vintage Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter by Marcello Nizzoli, Spain 1960s



Are you looking for a similar product?

You can contact our Customer Service from : Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 6.30pm.

Tel : 00 33 1 84 13 18 13
Email via this form

About this vintage design furniture

Suitcase typewriter, Olivetti Lettera 32, Spain, 1960s The Olivetti Lettera 32 is a typewriter manufactured in Spain in the 1960s. Designed by Marcello Nizzoli to replace the Olivetti Lettera 22, the 32 is a successful machine that quickly became very popular both in Italy and abroad. The outer fairing consists of two die-cast aluminum parts, the main part of which forms the perimeter of the machine and is bolted at four points to the mechanical body. The second is blocked, and its removal allows you to clean the characters and replace the ribbon. The painting, typically green or grey-green, is powder coated and is really very resistant. The body of the machine is designed and then manufactured almost entirely from pressed sheet metal parts, with the exception of the handle-type basket, which remains a single piece of light alloy. This made it possible to further reduce production costs while maintaining the specified quality. The mechanics of the Olivetti lettera 32 will be the basis of all Olivetti mechanical portables, such as Lettera 35, Dora, the famous Valentine and many others. The kinematics are soft and snappy, especially in the "Made in Spain" version produced in the 1960s, which I recommend, if purchased, to prefer compared to later copies produced in Mexican and Yugoslav factories. These specimens do not have the same finishes as those produced in Spain, and it has been noted that the overall writing comfort is also different with the same restoration and initial conditions. This is a surprising fact that shows how much the mechanical precision of each individual component affects the overall quality of a typewriter. This machine is a Spanish metal body machine. (Version I). The machine is operational, in very good original condition, with slight traces of use. The machine is also accompanied by a characteristic suitcase made of silver and black eco-leather is in good condition - cracks and damage visible in the photos. Dimensions in the suitcase: height 12 cm | width 33cm | depth 36 cm Dimensions without suitcase: height 9 cm | width 30cm | depth 34 cm Dimensions in inches: In the suitcase: height 4.7 in | width 13 in. | depth 14.2 in Dimensions without suitcase: height 3.5 in | width 11.8 in | depth 13.4 in Reference : 253949

a question about this product?

If you have any questions about this product, you can contact our Customer Service from : Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 6.30pm.

Tel : 00 33 1 84 13 18 13
Email via this form


33 cm
12 cm
36 cm
Secondary colour
Main material
Other material

delivery and return

  • Shipped from : Poland
  • Delivery time :
    • 1 week for small items
    • 2 to 5 weeks for bulky products
  • Return possible: up to 14 days after delivery

About the designer

This item has no known creator or designer

In the same category