OLIVETTI VALENTINE - CLEANED & PROFESSIONALLY SERVICED
Olivetti launched a fiery red portable typewriter which quickly became so iconic that it was already part of MoMA's permanent collection by 1971. The Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter was designed by industrial designer Perry King in collaboration with Ettore Sottsass and was in released in 1969 along with a groovy advertisement campaign.
The designers wanted the Valentine Typewriter to be an "anti-machine machine," for use "anyplace but an office. Olivetti produced the Valentine in two colors: red and the rarely seen white edition. As a typewriter the Valentine was not an outstanding commercial success for Olivetti, however its radical design was recognized as revolutionary. the Valentine expresses the mood of its time: goodbye to the bulky cast-iron housings of old typewriters, hello to the new mobility of a light, modern, plastic casing made from ABS. When the outer case is closed, the Valentine is totally covered by a simple plastic shell. The Valentine is revered as a 20th century design icon and has been collected and displayed by design museums internationally.
Excellent working condition. Comes with an original carrying case and metal spools
New ribbon installed.
Made in Mexico
Dimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm.
Weight: approx. 6kg
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3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We are Premium shop and all our typewriters, apart from looking great, are in a perfect working order. Once your typewriter arrives at your door, You will find Fully Serviced Typewriter in "Ready to type" mode with new fresh ribbon so you can type over 500 A4 pages. We will add to your order:
+ Test Inspaction Page
+ Our Quality Certificate
+ Reprinted manual instructions
+ Guide how to start and type on typewriter
+ Contact Post-purchase technical online support.
+ Coupone code with great discount if you need to buy an extra ribbons or another gift in the future.
We always install a new ribbon prior to shipping so your typewriter will be ready to use the minute you unpack it. If you need more of them, you can purchase them in our shop (check Ribbon and Accessories section) , we have them always available.
They can be also easily found on our Ebay or Amazon.
Ribbons last a long time unless you're typing constantly. If you type forty or sixty pages a week, you have to change the ribbon once a year or so (with new Original Pelikan ribbon you can write 500 pages easily)
So if all you're doing is casual correspondence you shouldn't have too much to worry about there.