OLIVETTI ICO MP1 perfectly working vintage typewriter - Professionally Serviced - gift for a writer


We have Danish / Norwegian typeface Olivetti Ico available!!! (ask if you're interested)

If you are looking for a small, really portable and unique vintage typewriter, Olivetti Ico is definitely for you!
One of the smallest and most reliable typewriters.

Olivetti started producing its MP1 (Modello Portatile 1) in 1932. This is better known as the 'Ico', an acronym for 'Ingegnere Camillo Olivetti' - the founder of Olivetti. Aldo Magnielli designs the MP1 in stylized Art Deco.

It was only taken out of production in 1950. By that time, 139,706 have been made in black, red, grey and brown - plus a few other colors (such as sky-blue) ordered by special clients.
Its production started in 1932, the serial number is. As far as I could check, it was produced in Italy, although no label can be found on the typewriter or the case.

All of our typewriters are serviced by an experienced former Olivetti technician :)
Refurbished, clean, oiled, in a full working condition.

Made in Italy in 1940s
Keyboard: QWERTY with additional Spanish Ñ
Colour: original matte black (crinkle paint)
Carrying case: no, only the wooden base
Ribbon: new ink ribbon installed
Reprinted instruction manual added
Weight: 5.7 kg
Dimensions- 32 x 30 x 12cm / ~ 12.6" x 11.8" x 4.7" (the typewriter in its case)

Best Regards from Southern Spain

Shipping from Spain

Processing time

2-3 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every typewriter you sell is in a working 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.

How hard is it to find typewriter ribbons these days? How long does the average spool of ribbon last? How many pages does the average spool of ribbon type?

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.

Reviews (1)


I purchased this typewriter as a gift for my fiancé. It is just as described on the site, came in beautiful packaging with personalized details that really made the presentation special. He absolutely loves it! Thank you!

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