I had a typewriter just like this when I was a kid, and used it to type up a complete (short) novel. I don’t know what happened to it over the years, but I came across it again at the SF MoMA, as a fine example of industrial design. Robin tracked one down and got it for me!
Ettore Sottsass is the designer of the Olivetti Valentine (amongst many other interesting things).
Viewed in Huntington Park as part of the California Mille
A strange little building near the lighthouse at Pt Reyes.
Christmas present from Ray – thanks!