MID CENTURY OLIVETTI 21 MANUAL TYPEWRITER
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After reading George Orwell's "Animal Farm", Gilbert Gunderson felt inspired to write his own piece of political satire. So on the first day of this two week vacation in the spring of 1967, He sat down in front of his Olivetti Studio 21 typewriter and began typing away. He wove a tale about a society of lemmings who would not do anything which could possibly be construed as a deviation from the norm. The protagonist of the story was a free thinking lemming who didn't follow the rules of the lemming collective but instead charted his own path.
After two weeks of near non-stop writing, Gilbert was finished. He submitted his novel to many, many publishers but all of them replied with pretty much the same response, "Thank-you for your submission Mr. Gunderson but we feel your novel does not conform to our family of authors. If you can write something a little more in line with the novels we currently publish, we might reconsider."
Here's a beautiful two tone blue Olivetti-Underwood 21 manual typewriter ready for your novel. This well-made machine features an aluminum body and comes with its original vinyl covered wood, hard case. The typewriter measures 13.75" wide, 14.5" front-to-back and stands 6" tall. Olivettis are known for their high style design and quality construction and this one does not disappoint with its sleek lines and attention to detail. This model also features a san serif Eurostyle type font.
This typewriter is in very good to excellent vintage condition and looks like it has been well cared for over the years. The exterior has a few small scuffs but very limited signs of wear. The interior mechanics are very clean with no rust or other issues. All the keys work properly and type is clear and sharp. The rubber platen is in good shape. The carrying case is also in very good condition. Note that we have cleaned and oiled this machine but have not refurbished it. The partially used black/red ribbon has lots of life left in it and replacements are readily available for under $10.
Flat shipping rate of $24.95 to anywhere in the lower 48 USA states. It will probably ship via FedEx Ground to the lower 48 USA States so please provide a physical shipping address if different than your mailing address (no PO Boxes). We can also ship it to Alaska/Hawaii/US Territories but it will run a little more for shipping by USPS Parcel--Convo us for a shipping rate prior to purchasing for those locations.
We have several other typewriters available, find them in our "Gadgets & Widgets" section.
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