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1952 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 2431226 1952 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter, Serial # 2431226 James Gifford's 1952 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter. 2017-07-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1952 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 2431226 I bought this locally from a woman who used to live down the street from me and who had typed all of her university papers on it. It's in good condition, though it needs a new ribbon. A little soap and water and it was as good as new. You don't see many of these in these parts. FYI the serial number is to the right of the right ribbon spool, hard to see as it's etched black on black.

1952 Olivetti Lexikon 80 #2431226

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-22-2017 at 11:21AM
Last Edit: 07-22-2017 at 11:28AM


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I bought this locally from a woman who used to live down the street from me and who had typed all of her university papers on it. It's in good condition, though it needs a new ribbon. A little soap and water and it was as good as new. You don't see many of these in these parts. FYI the serial number is to the right of the right ribbon spool, hard to see as it's etched black on black.

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The serial is difficult to spot. It's to the right of the right ribbon spool.
The serial is difficult to spot. It's to the right of the right ribbon spool.


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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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