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27-9-2019 21:25:30  #1


Olivetti power cord

I have a Studio 52 that is missing its power cord. If anyone can help, please let me know.

 

28-9-2019 04:14:01  #2


Re: Olivetti power cord

If you are unable to get a power cord for your machine, as a last resort it may be possible to 'hard wire' it with a permanent lead.  At least you will then be able to use it !

 

28-9-2019 08:55:17  #3


Re: Olivetti power cord

My electronics skills aren’t up to that.  I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

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28-9-2019 12:59:06  #4


Re: Olivetti power cord

Hi Leecreighton

Did a Google search for Olivetti Studio 52 and came up with nothing. What does the socket look like? Is it like the socket on the back of a computer, an electric shaver, a portable stereo (Brixton Suitcase or Ghetto Blaster), an electric kettle or any other type of electrical appliance? What is the input voltage, AC 220/110, or DC with a power transformer built into of the power cable?

A couple of ideas to try would be to take a picture of the socket on the typewriter with smartphone or camera and head down to your local electronics store to see if they have anything that might fit. The other idea would be to link a picture to the forum and see if anyone on here has any ideas.

If all else fails, take the machine to your favourite electrical/electronics repair shop and ask if they can hardwire a power cable in as Tom the typewriter man suggests. Hope this gives you something to work with,

Sky

 

 

28-9-2019 18:03:28  #5


Re: Olivetti power cord

leecreighton wrote:

My electronics skills aren’t up to that. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

There are no electronics involved in this, just electricity (much simpler and more deadly).
Give us a clear pic of the connector. Often we can recognize something. Also check your local junk stores because they sometimes have a basket of orphaned power cords (not antique stores, they don't do this). Or you might buy a cheap appliance just to get a cord that fits. Good luck.

 

05-10-2019 12:28:58  #6


Re: Olivetti power cord

You can see a picture of the cord interface here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/blnhraxsvea7edl/IMG_1272.JPG?dl=0

I’ve seen this cord on adding machines as well as typewriters.

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05-10-2019 17:35:21  #7


Re: Olivetti power cord

leecreighton wrote:

You can see a picture of the cord interface here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/blnhraxsvea7edl/IMG_1272.JPG?dl=0
I’ve seen this cord on adding machines as well as typewriters.

Seems to be the same as an Olivetti Lettera 36 and probably some other Olivettis. Check here https://typewriterdatabase.com/198x-olivetti-lettera-36.12873.typewriter and scroll to the end for pics of the cord and connector. Clever design.

 

05-10-2019 17:55:21  #8


Re: Olivetti power cord

I wonder if it would be the same cord as...well, I’ve forgotten the name. The Praxis, maybe? I remember the green keytops projecting from a white base.

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05-10-2019 20:32:49  #9


Re: Olivetti power cord

leecreighton wrote:

I wonder if it would be the same cord as...well, I’ve forgotten the name. The Praxis, maybe? I remember the green keytops projecting from a white base.

There is more than one model named Praxis and I would not rely on them all having the same power cord. The one you are thinking of is probably the famous Praxis 48, though I have only ever seen it in grey. I expect that one uses the same power cord as yours, but check it. 

 

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