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.
The "chrome" on this particular model is polished aluminium, red paint is not original but painted with high durability car paint.
Everything genuine and the best quality!
All of our typewriters are serviced by an experienced former Olivetti technician :)
Refurbished, clean, oiled, in a full working condition.
Please enlarge the photos for the most accurate representation of condition and detail. New ribbon installed.
All the photos and descriptions of the items in our shop are as accurate as possible, but if you have any doubts, please ask us for additional info or photos before you decide to buy the product.
Made in Italy
Year: around 1936/1937
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.