1954 Olivetti Lexikon 80 #2246607
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-18-2013 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 12-04-2013 at 11:20PM
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.
Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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