20 Most Recent Olivetti Lettera 35 L Typewriter Questions & Answers


If you have your old spools you can wrap ant 1/2 " ribbon on them if you don't they are difficult to find Gen. ribbon T30 or Nu Kote 53 should work.

DickyO

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Jan 31, 2019


Some are on the carriage, between the rails, others ar a lefer along side the keyboard.

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013


Old Olivettis used a robbon spool that was driven by the turned uver tabs from the ribbon core. Universal replacement ribbons do not have metal cores. If you still have your old spools you can wind the new ribbon on them.

DickyO

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on May 21, 2013


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

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Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Apr 15, 2013


Is it possible the margins are set closely together? There may be a carriage lock on the bottom l or r side of the carriage.

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Jul 27, 2012


These old Oly's require a special spool with a larger center hole and the metal tabs bent to the inside for feeding and braking if you have installed a universal spool it won't work. If you have the old spools wrap the ribbon on them.

DickyO

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on May 01, 2012


If it is stuck in the middle of the page it probably has a carriage lock usually just below the carriage on the R. or L. side.

DickyO

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Oct 13, 2011


You can buy a roll of fishing line and make a draw string to match it. Cut a piece off about 14 inch.Tie a knot in one end and a small loop in the other. Hook the loop to the right side and pull it to the left under the carriage. Now wind the mainspring up to about five or six turns and push the small know into the slot. Carefully unwind until string is taught.

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Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011


First thing is to be sure the ribbon is feeding, watch while you type. if not you may have a universal spool ribbon that isn't quite that universal. Wind the ribbon onto your old spools.

DickyO

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011


sound like you've got it in delayed print or memory mode, look in the display for the mode it is in. got a book? - look it up. if not STATO OPER is the section of the display (2nd from right) and also the button that changes it (2nd from right, on top right) I couldn't find an English example on the web to look at, just the Italian one.

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


really about the only thing an operater should clean would be the typefaces. I use a pin or needle to carefully remove clumps of ink from typefaces and then use a cloth dampened with alcohol to finish

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011


The serial number is located on the right hand side of the machine. It's either on the side of the frame, or just under the the rail. The Owner's Manual ... it's a matter of luck and patience and perseverance. They are around but are very rare.

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


Is there a small lever to the upper left side of keyboard? It would go up or down to set or clear.

Olivetti Lettera... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010

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