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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Nano type-in (Mr. Polt is in town!)






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  1. The beer sure looks inviting -- or is it the typewirters sure look inviting?
    Glad you and Richard were able to get together and that you have gotten a wonderful typewriter in the bargain. Happy typing!

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  2. How great that you and Richard got together - the Groma looks beautiful. I am wondering about your Scribe. I see the unique embossing and note that the machine is from 1950, early in the run. But what makes this a Scribe and not a Lettera?

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    1. The Bard would say: "What is in a name? that which we call a Scribe by any other name would type as sweet" ;) Maybe an export or initial name changed after a short period of time? I'd be glad to find an explanation for this - maybe it's hidden in Olivetti's archives. However it came in a more luxury wood-reinforced leather case compared to the one usually found with Lettera 22. If you search for it you can find an ad from November1951 edition of Punch magazine. I had Lettera 22 with embossed logo but with different (concave) keys - where the ones on Scribe are flat - now in collection of Rob Bowker.

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  3. It was great fun! I look forward to typing with you again soon.

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    1. (Readers can see the event from my own perspective on my blog.)

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  4. Is it just me, or is the body shape of the Olivetti Scribe different to the body shape of the Lettera 22s that followed (it seems to more closely resemble the shape of a Lettera 32)?

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