Monday, March 14, 2011


Today is the day the Olivetti Lettera 33 finally gets here!

The good news is that Fed-Ex Ground delivers to my work building first thing in the morning, so I won't have to wait nervously for hours before the package arrives.

The bad news is that Fed-Ex Ground delivers to my work building first thing in the morning, and there isn't a convenient time to stop and unpack and clean a typewriter in the midst of the work day, so I'll have to wait nervously for hours before opening the package.

It builds character, I suppose.


deek said...

I had my Hermes 3000 in my closet for a couple months before I was able to open it up and play. (gift from Adwoa for Christmas last year)

So, it could be worse:)

I wonder, does anyone in the typosphere give up typewriters for lent?

Little Flower Petals said...

It was already here when I got to work. Rather small box, in the scheme of things. Hopefully that's not a bad sign.

I have canned air waiting at home. And toothbrushes, rubbing alcohol, various wipes and swabs and things. And I picked up a generic ribbon from Staples, so I have something to wind onto the spools once I have it cleaned up.

Izzit five o'clock yet?

Tom said...

I've got my fingers crossed for ya!

Duffy Moon said...

So funny!
I had my own Olivetti arrival today, in a similar situation.
Only I wasn't atremble with anticipation: it was more like dread.
I impulse-bought an Underwood (Italy-made) 18. Not the creme-de-la-creme from what I hear. But I couldn't help myself.
I've been sneaking in little typewriter-cleaning sessions all day.

Little Flower Petals said...

@Tom - thanks! Few more hours to go...

@Duffy: a local find, I assume?

We will expect photos of it frolicking in the sunshine shortly.

Ted said...

When I found Drago at an early-morning yard sale, I dragged that hefty hunk of iron to work and went to it with screwdrivers and 3-in-one oil every time I could sneak in a break. That earned me some curious stares from people who dropped in to ask high-tech internet questions and found their answer source studiously disassembling a typewriter from the 1920's. :D