Valentine typewriter

Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the red body and black keys. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the carrying handle on the rear. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the carrying handle on the rear. Front view of a Valentine typewriter showing the black keys and the moudled wording. Top view of a Valentine typewriter showing the orange ribbon spool holders. Top view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case with the rubber tabs open. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case with the rubber tabs closed. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the side of the protective cover. Close view of a Valentine typewriter showing the tab and the inscription on one side of the back. Close view of a Valentine typewriter showing the tab and the inscription on one side of the back.
Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the red body and black keys. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the carrying handle on the rear. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the carrying handle on the rear. Front view of a Valentine typewriter showing the black keys and the moudled wording. Top view of a Valentine typewriter showing the orange ribbon spool holders. Top view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case with the rubber tabs open. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the main body inside the protective carry case with the rubber tabs closed. Side view of a Valentine typewriter showing the side of the protective cover. Close view of a Valentine typewriter showing the tab and the inscription on one side of the back. Close view of a Valentine typewriter showing the tab and the inscription on one side of the back.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005603
Country
Date
1969

Description

This lightweight, portable, mechanical typewriter was launched on 14th February 1969. It was designed by Ettore Sottsass in partnership with Perry King for Olivetti and promoted by a series of posters designed by Milton Glaser. The typewriter has a standard 4 bank, frontstrike QWERTY keyboard and slots into a moulded ABS casing which is fastened in place by two rubber clips or toggles. The keys are in black plastic with white letters. The body of the typewriter and its case are in bright red and the name 'Valentine' features along the front and back edges in raised lettering.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

"Valentine"
Dimensions
Width
340mm
Height
110mm
Depth
360mm
Colour