Designed by Italian Ettore Sottsass and Briton Perry King, and launched in 1969, this was probably the most famous of Olivetti's typewriters. It was also produced in white, egg yellow, blue and pea green. It came with a slide-on case that ingeniously fastens to the back plate of the typewriter with rubber straps. Unfortunately, over time these would often dry out, crack, and break off. The rubber straps on this one preserved, but due to its age we don't recommend to carry it aroud. The body is made largely of shiny ABS plastic, while the case has a heavy matte texture, and some key structural pieces, such as the ends of the platen, are of painted metal. Good vintage condition, still workable. Some letters are visibly worn out - pleae see the pictures. The Olivetti Valentine is a design classic and is represented at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). It has also been seen in the movie A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick. Note: Slovak keyboard.