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1953 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 2246607 1953 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter, Serial # 2246607 Ton Sison's 1953 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter. 2021-05-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison: 1953 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 2246607 Another masterwork of the Nizzoli-Beccio design team, Lexikon 80 epitomizes the Olivetti stylistic option of "creating a protective shell that echoes the configuration of the machine's internal components." It's a marvel how a full-sized standard could have a structural form so sleek and graceful. The typing action is one of the best I've ever encountered, perfectly snappy with an assured stable feel. Made in Ivrea, Italy.

1953 Olivetti Lexikon 80 #2246607

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)
Created: 04-18-2013 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 05-08-2021 at 09:40AM


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Another masterwork of the Nizzoli-Beccio design team, Lexikon 80 epitomizes the Olivetti stylistic option of "creating a protective shell that echoes the configuration of the machine's internal components." It's a marvel how a full-sized standard could have a structural form so sleek and graceful. The typing action is one of the best I've ever encountered, perfectly snappy with an assured stable feel. Made in Ivrea, Italy.

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Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)

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In a parallel universe, I was once the Senior Vice-President of Design (Typewriter Division) at Ing. C. Olivetti & C.,S.p.A., Ivrea, Italy. In the real universe, I'm a Chicago-based casual collector and hunter of Olivetti typewriters, and related ephemera, publications, and film sightings.



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