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This Splendid 66 is mechanically excellent but starting to show signs of its age with a few scuffs and tiny areas of corrosion.
One of the extra features of this model is that there are dedicated keys for number one and zero, often missing on 60s portables. Also, I discovered the 'touch control' lever just under the 'bonnet' by the logo and was surprised how effective it is - from quite firm to light action.
A rare variant of the popular Consul 232 Czechoslovakian made portable, this is the only one I've come across in 5 years of research and trading. Consul 232 are basic but sturdy portables and have a sleek sixties look which would equally grace the 'working from home desk' or on the table of an arty coffee bar.
Manufactured under license in Brazil, this 'Olivetti' seems to share many similarities to the last of the Hermes 'Baby' machines of which some where also made in Brasil. Serviced and ready to go to work fitted with a fresh red/black ribbon. S/n 9265837
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