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The Typewriter Database 196X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80 Serial # 1149468 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 196X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80 Serial # 1149468 This typewriter has a sad story to tell. As many others, it´s been abandoned, and after that it´s been the victim of vandalism. I´ll never fathom where´s the pleasure in breaking things just like that...

This one has a badly beaten up ribbon spool, many missing keytops, bent typebars... A sad fate for such a good machine.

The saddest part is that I wasn´t able to rescue it. I´d have taken it as a parts machine (at least it would be helpful for other typewriters), but the owners of the place didn´t agree.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
196X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80

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196X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80
Serial #
1149468

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-20-2015 at 01:11PM
Last Edit: 12-21-2015 at 07:43AM

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This typewriter has a sad story to tell. As many others, it´s been abandoned, and after that it´s been the victim of vandalism. I´ll never fathom where´s the pleasure in breaking things just like that...

This one has a badly beaten up ribbon spool, many missing keytops, bent typebars... A sad fate for such a good machine.

The saddest part is that I wasn´t able to rescue it. I´d have taken it as a parts machine (at least it would be helpful for other typewriters), but the owners of the place didn´t agree.


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.


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