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Olivetti Lettera 32.I bought an Olivetti Lettera 32, and found that the letters do not appear as clearly as they should despite my pressing a little harder and I am wondering what has happened and what to do.

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Your Olivetti could need a thorough cleaning and lubrication or the mechanism could simply be worn out.

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Re attach both ends of the string (drawband) and rewind the take up spring drum ther is probably a screw or somthing like it to rewind it

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SOURCE: Olivetti Lettera 32 - carriage progression problem

Could be the carriage release lever is jammed or worse the escapement dog is broken.

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SOURCE: Olivetti Lettera 32 typwritter carriage will not move?

There is a lever in front of the right knob that is used to lock the carriage.

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i just picked up an olivetti lettera 22 at the local goodwill for $5. it has a ribbon but def. needs replacement. i was on a site that sells them in a 3-pack for $24.00. they fit all standard and portables by olivetti apparently. here it is:

http://mytypewriter.com/b53-olivettistandardandportabletypewriter3pack.aspx

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SOURCE: I have an Olivetti Lettera 32 cursive typewriter

Basic typewriter restoration (Xavier University) - http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-restoration.html

Advanced restoration techniques from The Typewriter Restoration Site - http://www.xs4all.nl/~catch55/

Olivetti Lettera 22 Instruction Manual care of Strikethru blog: http://www.strikethru.net/2009/11/blog-post.html (Olivetti Lettera 32 replaced the 22 model, so many of the functions will be the same).

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