How to remove the body of an Olivetti Valentine.

During the course of our travels, a screw came loose in my girlfriend’s Valentine. The screw held the right side of the “fender” on. Opening up a Valentine takes some doing, in that the fender is in the way of the body clearing. Once the fender is removed, the front keys must be collectively lowered to clear the body. Once I opened the typewriter to replace the loose screw, I noticed two other screws were missing. Given the symmetry of the screw holes, I wonder if those screws were not put in during production. I found two screws that will do the job.

ABD5B406-C581-4430-ACB4-4B229ADC2074

EAA41452-1974-403E-9438-60FDD64C7D042E014A58-5658-4E0C-A5B8-16E9FF17A3C290B1D307-DDE2-4F3D-B0D9-E4FE96143DD3

 

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Richard P says:

    Nice job. This is a pretty tricky shell to remove, although not as bad as a Corona Zephyr …

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