Olivetti Studio 44 typewriters

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2015-06-26 10:42:42

Olivetti Studio 44 typewriters are collectible typewriters, produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

Olivetti

Olivetti was founded in Turin, Italy 1908 as a typewriter manufacturer.

It opened its first manufacturing facility overseas in 1930 and merged with typewriter manufacturer Underwood in 1963, after purchasing the company in 1959.

In recent years the company has become known for its computers and printers.

It is currently owned by Telecom Italia.

Olivetti Studio 44 typewriters

Olivetti Studio 44s were produced in large numbers in the 1950s and 1960s. Not as desirable as the Lettera 22 or Lettera 32 designs, they are nevertheless popular with collectors.

The model was popular with writer Tennessee Williams.

The first version was made during 1952 and 1953. The “New Series” was produced between 1965 and 1967, under the Olivetti-Underwood name.

How much are Olivetti Studio 44 typewriters worth?

Good condition examples from the 1960s can achieve up to $80 at internet auctions, with poorer specimens starting at $15.

A rare 1950’s Hebrew edition sold for $150 on eBay in 2011.

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