972 Brands 2350 Models 11293 Galleries 6574 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Olivetti » Studio 44 » 1952 #487946
1952 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 487946 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter, Serial # 487946 Erik Bruchez's 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter. 2019-04-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1952 Olivetti Studio 44 Serial # 487946 After a dry spell, I landed a really nice Olivetti-Underwood Studio 44 locally for a great price. It is in beautiful condition. In fact, I didn't expect it to be so nice, almost pristine, based on the pictures only. This is truly a beautiful design by Olivetti.

The machine belonged to the seller's mother, and was always well taken care of, he said. For once it was true that it "just needed a new ribbon". (It also needed removing some eraser shavings, to be fair).

The machine came with a case in excellent condition, manual, and a small brush.

It is not entirely perfect, though:

- The alignment of capitals is a little off.
- The tabulator is sluggish, which probably means that it needs an adjustment (or lubrication?).
- The "e" key in particular tends to require a little more force than others.

I don't know yet how much I like it beyond its looks. It does appear a little sluggish, compared, say to a Quiet De Luxe. Some of it might be this specific machine, some of it more inherent to the machine's mechanical design.

1952 Olivetti Studio 44 #487946

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-28-2019 at 09:30AM
Last Edit: 04-29-2019 at 09:39PM


Description:

After a dry spell, I landed a really nice Olivetti-Underwood Studio 44 locally for a great price. It is in beautiful condition. In fact, I didn't expect it to be so nice, almost pristine, based on the pictures only. This is truly a beautiful design by Olivetti.

The machine belonged to the seller's mother, and was always well taken care of, he said. For once it was true that it "just needed a new ribbon". (It also needed removing some eraser shavings, to be fair).

The machine came with a case in excellent condition, manual, and a small brush.

It is not entirely perfect, though:

- The alignment of capitals is a little off.
- The tabulator is sluggish, which probably means that it needs an adjustment (or lubrication?).
- The "e" key in particular tends to require a little more force than others.

I don't know yet how much I like it beyond its looks. It does appear a little sluggish, compared, say to a Quiet De Luxe. Some of it might be this specific machine, some of it more inherent to the machine's mechanical design.

Typeface Specimen:

Links:

Photos:
























































Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

Erik Bruchez's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3851

I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1970s. As of April 2019, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Olivetti Studio 44 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Olivetti Serial Number page and the Olivetti Studio 44 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.