As I work on any typewriter I occasionally muse on what it would be like working in the design department way back in the day.
As I was cleaning the oil from this Olivetti Valentine I was thinking what fun it may have been to be an industrial designer working in Italy. It must have been a blast; just look at all the interesting machines Olivetti created!
Every time I work on a Valentine, and I set the case on the floor, I imagine the case is actually a purpose built trash can complete with typewriter.
Must be the fumes . . .