YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO APPRECIATE THE QUALITIES OF AN OLIVETTI STUDIO 44, THE WORKHORSE OF THE TYPOSPHERE OLIGARCHY.
Manufactured in Spain, this industrial typewriter is technically a portable but given its beefy physique you will find it tends to own whatever surface it occupies.
This particular machine was found in VIGOROUSLY USED condition looking like a prop from the set of Dexter, covered in prolific ink-splatter and paint splotches. Best guess - it was likely owned by a genuine artist or forensic specialist, who can say?
But like most Olivetti's, this well-used machine cleaned up well - most of the paint came off without marring the original exterior and what ink stains remain lend the Studio 44 a punkish air, which suits the machine's overall personality. The mechanics required a thorough interior cleaning but were easily restored to 100% working condition.
This typewriter requires a firm hand, the keystroke is plodding and consistent and well-suited to the typist who appreciates the tortoise over the hare.
RECOMMENDED FOR : The experienced typewriter enthusiast looking for a solid, reliable typewriter who doesn't mind the added character of cosmetic imperfection.
IDEAL USER: Writers, Screenwriters, Short Story Crafters
NOT FOR: Children under 30, Delicate Fingered Fair-Weather Typists, or the Digitally Insane
The STUDIO 44 requires a strong constitution, muscular finger strength and tenacity.
The keystroke improves the longer the typist practices and personal touch tuning aids in fine-tuning to the individual user's strength. There are 4 settings for line spacing as well as the ability to set and clear tabs, and an extra-large carriage return lever that ingeniously folds for storage. Furthermore, this ample portable has broad, crisp, 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.
This particular STUDIO 44 can be compared to an older Olympia SM model, like an SM3 or SM4 or the East German made Optima's of the cold war era.
The STUDIO 44 comes with a laminated copy of the Original User's Guide, a NEW Custom Sized Non-Skid Typewriter Pad, NEW Custom-sized Dust Cover, and a NEW Black & Red Ribbon installed on Olivetti metal spools. It is accompanied by its original case and a cleaning brush + correction strips.
DID YOU KNOW?
Marcello Nizzoli designed this machine specifically for the artist. The very name - STUDIO 44 - suggests the ideal habitat for this rugged, reliable machine.
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"
Model: STUDIO 44
Made In: Spain
Typeface: Small PICA, 11cpi
Platen Durometer Reading: 92.5 = Hard
- QWERTY keyboard
- Tabulator + Tab Set/Clear Lever
- Dual Ribbon Capability
- Variable Line Spacing
- Line Spacing (4) settings
- Page Support
- Carriage Lock
- Original Travel Case
- NEW Black & Red NYLON Ribbon, installed on Metal Spools
- Laminated copy of User's Manual
- NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad
- NEW Clear Dust Cover
- Cleaning Brush & Correction Strips
This STUDIO 44 is in VERY GOOD condition with all features fully working. Notably the A and E were adjusted and realigned but remain slightly askew when typed. (See type sample for this detail - it is only noticeable if you're looking for it and will only annoy the perfectionist.)
The interior mechanics are clean and dust-free; typebars have been detailed and the platen was treated to refresh its grip.
The STUDIO 44 is in FAIR cosmetic condition with permanent ink staining and some light paint splatter, small scratches and some age patina around the endcaps. (A formulated collage detailing these flaws is available in pic 9).
The exterior and original paint nevertheless responded well to a thorough cleaning and was waxed and polished to a decent shine.
The case is in 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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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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1-3 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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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:
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.
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.