Please don't steal our images, yeah?

What is this?

Red plastic rectangular typewriter (a); open keyboard with standard alphabet on black keys; two ribbon spools, each with orange button in center; red handle on back. Contoured, rectangular matte red plastic case (b), open on one side, into which typewriter slides; black rubber tab on each side of opening that attach to and secure typewriter.

This is a typewriter and case from Italy. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 1986. Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

molded abs plastic, metal, rubber

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 10.3 x 33 x 34 cm (4 1/16 in. x 13 in. x 13 3/8 in.) H x W x D (a, b: with case): 11.5 x 34.5 x 35.5 cm (4 1/2 in. x 13 9/16 in. x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

On top "made in Olivetti plant/Barcelona - Spain."

This object was manufactured by Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A. and designed by Perry A. King and Ettore Sottsass, Jr.

This object was donated by Patricia Pastor and Barry Friedman

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

See more stuff from the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Do you have your own photos of this object? Are they online somewhere, like Flickr or Instagram? Or have you created a 3D model of one of our objects in SketchUp or Thingiverse? If so then then tag them with ch:object=18621871 and we will connect ours to yours!

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18621871/ |title=Typewriter And Case, "Valentine", 1969 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please fill out this form. Objects that are slated to be on display when the museum re-opens in 2014 are being given priority but all corrections are welcomed!