Rare Olivetti Rapida ICO Typewriter with shiny Black finish and glass keys. This is a fabulous working typewriter from the 1940s
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This rare Olivetti Rapida ICO typewriter is one for the collectors. It is a fully working typewriter from 1938 that is in great condition. The Olivetti Rapida was only available in the European market in small numbers. This collector’s item is a classic Art Deco typewriter with classic black shiny paintwork and chrome! If you are looking for an iconic collector’s typewriter, this is one for you!
Olivetti struck gold with this timeless model and their classic simplicity. Sadly these typewriters went out of production in 1950, so what we have left in working condition is all there is and this typewriter is in excellent working condition.
This typewriter comes with the original case and a brand new ribbon which has been installed on the original spools. The keys are glass keys with chrome edging and make this is a beautiful piece of art that also works. A stunning addition to a collection for display or for writing the old-fashioned way.
This typewriter has been well preserved and is in a good working condition. The paintwork in a very good condition with only minimal signs of wear, and the mechanics of the typing are still smooth and functioning well. It has a new ink ribbon installed and is ready to type for many more years.
More details about this great Olivetti Rapida ICO typewriter:
Model: Rapida ICO
Serial Number: 57087
Color: Black Shiny Paint with Chrome accents
Country of Manufacture: Italy
Body: Metal, aluminum
Keys: Chrome plated hammers
This typewriter is in a beautiful condition internally and externally.
Ink: NEW black ribbon
Keys: All in good condition
Mechanics: Smoothly typing as it should
Case: Good vintage condition
Paintwork: good, minimal signs of wear
Extra info: The Olivetti MP1 (Modello Portatile 1) is better known as the ‘Ico’, an acronym for ‘Ingegnere Camillo Olivetti’ – the founder of Olivetti. Aldo Magnielli designed the MP1 in a stylized Art Deco design and classic simplicity.
Size (in case)
Weight: 5kg (11 lbs)
Dimension: 33cm x 30cm x 12cm (13″ x 11.8″ x 4.7″)
This typewriter can be shipped internationally. It will be sent express shipping with track and trace, insurance and signature on delivery. It will be delivered directly to your door. Shipping to the US takes around 7 -14 days.