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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Typefaces and characters



Olivetti Lettera 32 with techno typeface - exclamation mark and hash as a bonus




Adler Tippa with cubic typeface




Imperial Good Companion Model 6 with Sudanese currency symbols: pound, piastre and millim







Olivetti Lettera 22 with congressional elite typeface and "shs" key. Would this be a customized machine made for a special client/company/organization?



12 comments:

  1. Good to see you blogging again. Those are some amazing characters! I have no idea what shs means.

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    1. Thank you. So - the question mark over it is fully justified... ;)

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  2. That shs is mysterious… it even appears to be a condensed version of the congress elite.

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  3. That Imperial is very interesting! I love it. You've got some great machines there.

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  4. Nice typefaces. I especiall like the typeface of the Lettera 22.

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  5. "shs' is an abbreviation for "stock shares" in finance, but I'd expect to see a wider variety of currency symbols on a machine meant to financial writing..

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  6. Exotic type - the piastre symbol is completely new to me. I have machines with 'Sh' on them which I'm fairly sure is for shilling.

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  7. Hmmm. Would shs be Ugandan shilling? I think the Shs abbreviation is used commonly instead of the 'official' UGX.
    Would match the Sudanese machine in general area and period of origin - have they a link?

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  8. No link as fas as I'm aware - I got them from two totally different places.

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