Olivetti Valentine S Typewriter
Description: The Olivetti Valentine is one of the most iconic typewriters to ever be produced. This machine is on permanent display at the MOMA (museum of modern arts) in the USA and has been showcased in every book written about typewriters to date.
Designed by Ettorree Sottsass in Barcelona Spain, this machine was made and designed to be used and enjoyed by creative people, and not so much as an office tool. This is one of the machines every typewriter collector wants in their collection!
Like most Valentine machines, it has some surface scratches in the ABS plastic shell from taking it out of its case. This is a design flaw on all pre-1970 Valentines.
Aside from being an iconic collectors piece, this machine works very well and can be quite an effective writing tool in the right hands.
This machine has been cleaned, tuned up, and a new ribbon installed. It is being sold with it's original case/lid.
It types very well and could easily be your daily typer or showcased on your desk, shelf or mantle.
Country of Manufacture: Barcelona, Spain
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Serial Number: 5448795
Condition: Good to Very Good