1970s Working Rare Olivetti Valentine Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Red – Made in Barcelona, in Olivetti Plant


Working Olivetti Valentine retro, manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was manufactured in the early 1970s. Regardless of such old age, the iconic Italian Olivetti model functions very well! The comfortable and smooth keys are responsive and it is enjoyable typing on this machine. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This rare Olivetti typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type on it as soon as you get it, without any hassle. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.

The overall condition is good. All of the keys work well without sticking. Minor signs of age and use are present. Please note there is a small crack/split at the front panel. But it does not affect the typewriter’s overall condition and most importantly, its function. Please refer to the photos.

The evocative red Olivetti typewriter would be ideal for writers and authors, especially in the creative field. The bright and flashy Olivetti Valentine typewriter is a perfect and unique gift. It would be a stand out decorative piece in a home as it is stylish and aestetically pleasing on the eye. Most certainly, it would be an unmissable hit at weddings and exhibitions. It would also appeal to older generations.

The Olivetti Valentine vintage typewriter is located in London, UK.

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