Typewriter, 'Valentine', metal / plastic / rubber, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King , made by Olivetti Co, Barcelona, Spain, 1969. Typewriter: the typewriter has a red plastic casing and a standard QWERTY keyboard with keys made of black plastic with white lettering. Front strike metal arms and typeface with fabric typing ribbon with both red and black ink. Orange plastic ribbon spool holders, black rubber roller and silver metal return arm and paper guide. Four black rubber feet on bottom, red plastic swing handle at back of typewriter. Raised lettering in plastic along front: `valentine' and along back right edge: `olivetti'. Raised lettering at back of typewriter: `made in Barcelona, Spain'.

Case: the casing is made of red slightly textured plastic. It is rectangular in shape with rounded edges and an opening at one end. The typewriter slips into the case and locks into place by way of two black rubber tabs on either side of the opening.


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