1961 Olivetti STUDIO 44 *Made in ITALY* Working Manual Typewriter

$489.00

THE STUDIO 44 IS INDICATIVE OF ITALY'S IDUSTRIAL AND GRAPHIC ART MOVEMENT IN THE 1960s and 70s. Famed designer Marcello Nizzoli created a wonderfully sculptural machine that is also highly functional and geared towards the artist. It's very name, the STUDIO 44, is suggestive of the creative workspace

Manufactured in Italy, this acqua-blue portable behemoth is a beefy speciman on the desktop and features an extra-long all-metal body, lending it great stability whatever the project. Make no mistake, this typewriter is built for regular, heavy daily use.

To that end, the STUDIO 44 is best enjoyed by an experienced typewriter enthusiast, one who practices touch typing as the keystroke requires a confident, firm touch and the action is more suited to the tortoise than the hare.

This is a typewriter perfect for both the productive writer and creative types looking to own a reliable, low-maintenance analog machine.

IDEAL USER: Artists, Writers, Designers, Revolutionaries, Poets

NOT FOR: Toddlers, Key-choppers or the Digitally Insane

When communing with a STUDIO 44, the first thing you notice is how solid and comfortable it feels,
It's a *Goldilocks* for sure...
An ultra-portable can feel TOO SMALL and seem flimsy for lengthy typing sessions.
The standard office model is TOO BIG, immobile and cumbersome, like a weighty auntie who won't get off the couch.
But the Studio 44 is JUST RIGHT: The key tops are generous and comfortable, the keystroke is fluid, (designed for progressive acceleration), and the machine has been endowed with many standard features that are intuitive to use and blessedly uncomplicated.

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DID YOU KNOW?

STUDIO 44 famous users include Poets, Playwrights and Novelists, including Raymond Chandler, Irwin Shaw and Ingeborg Bachman, to name a few.

Today, the STUDIO 44 consistently shows up on the top 10 *most wanted* analog writing machines simply because it is superbly reliable. This is a machine that continues to perform, function and look industrial-handsome on any desktop or workbench it finds.

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ATTRIBUTES:
The STUDIO 44 has touch control which fine-tunes the keystroke to the individual user's strength and 4 settings for line spacing as well as the ability to set and clear tabs, and an extra large carriage return paddle that ingeniously folds for storage. Furthermore, this ample portable has broad, crisp, perfectly aligned Small PICA typeface yielding 11 characters per inch. Notably, the rubber components on an Olivetti are among the longest lasting in the business. The platen and feed rollers retain their shape and grip and paper rolls easily and quietly into place, page after page.

The STUDIO 44 can be compared to the Olympia SM series and the Smith Corona 5-series Silent and Silent-Super.

This machine comes with the Original Users Guide, a NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad, Custom-fit Dust Cover, and a NEW Black & Red Ribbon installed on metal spools. It is accompanied by its original case and key.

OVERVIEW:
The OLIVETTI STUDIO 44 weighs 15.5 pounds on the desktop and 21 pounds in its carrying case. The typewriter measurements are approximately 13.5" x 15 " by 6"

Make: OLIVETTI
Model: STUDIO 44
Color: Blue
Year: 1961
Serial: 338140
Made In: Italy
Typeface: Small PICA, 11 cpi
Platen Durometer Reading: 90.5 = Hard

FEATURES:
- QWERTY keyboard
- Tabulator + Tab Set/Clear Lever
- Bi-Color Ribbon Capability
- Variable Line Spacing
- Line Spacing (4) settings
- Folding Dual Page Supports
- Carriage Lock

INCLUDED:
- Original 2-pc. Travel Case with Key
- NEW Black & Red Silk Ribbon on Olivetti Metal Spools
- Original User's Manual
- NEW Custom Cut Non-Skid Typewriter Pad
- Custom Dust Cover
- 2 Cleaning Brushes

MECHANICS:
This STUDIO 44 is in EXCELLENT condition with all features fully working and perfect alignment. The interior mechanics are clean and dust-free; typebars have been detailed and the platen was treated to refresh its grip.

COSMETICS:
The STUDIO 44 is in VERY GOOD cosmetic condition with only minor infractions to the original paint and some wear around the metal components.
The case is in VERY GOOD condition and bears normal signs of wear and tear conducive to a life well-traveled. The case has been cleaned and sanitzed and the latch works as designed to securely close and carry.

This machine has received a thorough cleaning and servicing by the seller, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact before your purchase. While I do not offer returns, I do guarantee my buyer's satisfaction. I only sell machines in working condition that have been cleaned and serviced by TEIPIADUR.

NOTE: You may request additional pics should you wish to review the typewriter as it was dismantled during service - workshop pics serve to reassure the buyer their machine was given a proper going over, stem to stern, before purchase.

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IMPORTANT:

USPS Priority shipping is included for U.S. deliveries inside the 50 states; should you need to upgrade to expedited shipping, these options are available at an additional cost to the buyer during checkout, as are international shipping options.

Please expect normal delays for delivery outside the U.S.A. due to Covid 19 and customs. Within the 50 states, should delays occur, please show consideration for our valued USPS workers during this pandemic & election year.

SHIPPING 411 :
Shipping within the continental U.S.A is free.
Hawaii and Alaska, please contact before purchase as there may be additional costs associated with delivery.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is available to some countries, please add to cart to see if your location qualifies - shipping cost is not included for international sales and will be the buyer's responsibility to purchase.
A PHYSICAL ADDRESS, FIRST & LAST NAME, & TELEPHONE NUMBER MUST BE PROVIDED FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please let me know if you would like a personalized message sent with your purchased item, especially if it is a gift - I will include in the packaging with 24-hr notice of ship date.

Care instructions

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon ordering.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Packaging these delicate machines for shipment is a must and Teipiadur uses high quality cardboard boxes, lots of peanuts, bubble wrap, airbags, strapping tape to reinforce box corners,and specific handling labels for the carrier to understand the fragility of their freight. All typewriters are fully insured and trackable.

If your purchase is a gift, choose Teipiadur Gift Wrap from the shop listings and add to cart for an added special touch.
Be sure to communicate the name of the gift recipient and any personal message to be included.

Will I Need To Purchase a Ribbon for my Typewriter

Not right away. Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur comes with a brand new ribbon installed so you may begin typing at once. The type of ribbon installed on your new typewriter is clearly denoted in the listing.
Here is the 411 on ribbon:
A new NYLON ribbon will last for @ 350 pages of type; a new COTTON ribbon is good for @ 700 pages, and a premium SILK ribbon is good for up to 1500 pages.

Return & Exchange Policy Explained

While Teipiadur has an *ALL SALES ARE FINAL* policy, I prioritize customer satisfaction. If your order arrives severely damaged, or not functioning please contact me immediately - WITHIN 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY - and document any defects. All machines are sold in full working order so damage or functionality concerns will likely be a shipping issue. Failure to notify me within this parameter will nullify your claim and limit my ability provide reparation.

Vintage 101

VINTAGE - as applied to typewriters in this shop - means the typewriters are likely older than you, or possibly your parents.

All machines are in USED / PREVIOUSLY OWNED condition, bearing age-related marks + wear conducive to time and use.

Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur has been serviced/restored to full functionality, cleaned, inside and out, polished and listed with accurate notes and pictures depicting any major flaws or discrepancies.

While all typewriters offered for sale are in perfect working condition, expect your typewriter to show some visible signs of age. These are generally a testament to the machine's charm and history, not detractors.

Always ask questions before purchasing to insure your satisfaction.

Shipping News

Teipiadur offers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders within the continental U.S.

If you prefer expedited shipping, simply choose that option at checkout and the additional shipping charge will be added to your final cost.

If local pickup in Sonoma, CA is desired, a flat shipping fee of $35 will be refunded once the transaction is complete.

Additional charges may apply for the following:
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Should the above apply, please provide your ZIP code with request for custom rate prior to your checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Teipiadur generally ships via USPS as they take the greatest care in handling these delicate machines and deliver in an expedited manner with reliable tracking.

Care instructions

A personalized letter is included with each typewriter and details basic operational instructions as well as some useful typewriter related links.

NOTE: Please be mindful of the 3-day window to provide feedback regarding performance issues. Please give your typewriter a test run right away - Teipiadur WILL NOT be responsible for mechanical issues reported after 72 hours of receipt.

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