195X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80 #559351
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-21-2013 at 03:12PM
Last Edit: 04-21-2013 at 03:12PM
The Hispano Lexicon 80 is very similar to the Olivetti Lexikon 80.
Manufactured in Barcelona, it has the Spanish keyboard layout, and the model is named Lexicon instead of Lexikon.
This machine works pretty well even after years of hard work (and really light maintenance), and marks an interesting line of design. It is also very noisy. The carriage, the keys and, above all, the caps make a lot of noise.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´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 only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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