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1958 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 111258 1958 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter, Serial # 111258 Tas Kyprianou's 1958 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter. 2022-10-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1958 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 111258 Oh my word. I bought this on behalf of a friend and it's only because I value his friendship that I'm not going to keep it for myself. It, is, fantastic!
Almost as beautiful to type on as my Adler Universal, and that's high praise from me.
Weighs a ton but somehow has a lighter touch than my Lettera 22.
Another architectural piece from Olivetti and one that if I had the space I would keep next to my Linea 98 - Yin & Yang.
It was in my possession for a few weeks and I loved its company.

1958 Olivetti Lexikon 80 #111258

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 07-01-2022 at 04:06AM
Last Edit: 10-02-2022 at 08:05AM


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Oh my word. I bought this on behalf of a friend and it's only because I value his friendship that I'm not going to keep it for myself. It, is, fantastic!
Almost as beautiful to type on as my Adler Universal, and that's high praise from me.
Weighs a ton but somehow has a lighter touch than my Lettera 22.
Another architectural piece from Olivetti and one that if I had the space I would keep next to my Linea 98 - Yin & Yang.
It was in my possession for a few weeks and I loved its company.

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Effortless & rewarding type action
Effortless & rewarding type action




Remember copying someone's homework at school??
Remember copying someone's homework at school??

Yin & Yang
Yin & Yang

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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