I managed to find a Lettera 22 in normal type to go with my 32 in script. Now I can do a little comparison.
First, we see their profiles are similar but not identical. It's hard to see in the photo but the 32 has a downward slope toward the rear, and the 22 has a smooth finish. My assistant, Beaker, stages the photo:
Here we see the difference in typebar and ribbon arrangement. The 32's downward slope is made apparent by the angled spools.
At the left end of the carriage numerous differences can be seen in the mechanical arrangement. It would be interesting to see some discussion by experts.
I shot the left end at this angle to show the marked difference in the carriage by means of the cutout opened for it.
This was interesting to me. I pressed the Q key. The 22 pushes the first link forward, (and is prone to double-strike skipping), while the 32 pulls back. Despite all the differences, they feel remarkably similar to type on.
|I measured these at 11.5 per inch. also interesting...|