To see if I could get some information about it, I searched my friend Ton's blog I dream lo-tech and was delighted to find out that it has a bit more of a pedigree than I expected. Seems it was a creation, like the well-known red Valentine, of famed Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.
|Our Olivetti Underwood Studio 45 typewriter by Ettore Sottsass|
|Alternate view of Studio 45|
|Emblem signifying Olivetti's purchase of controlling interest in Underwood in 1959, |
the merger being completed in 1963
|Serial number, indicating this machine was made in 1969.|