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What is this?

A green/grey metal cased typewriter with a white keypad and black keys. "olivetti" and "lettera 32" in black and white on front of typewriter.

This is a typewriter from Italy. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1992. Gift of Mel Byars. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

enameled metal

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (in case): 10.1 x 31.3 x 43 cm (4 in. x 12 5/16 in. x 16 15/16 in.)

This object was designed by Marcello Nizzoli and manufactured by Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A.

This object was donated by Mel Byars

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