196X Hispano-Olivetti Lexicon 80 #1149468
Created: 12-20-2015 at 01:11PM
Last Edit: 12-21-2015 at 07:43AM
This typewriter has a sad story to tell. As many others, itÂ´s been abandoned, and after that itÂ´s been the victim of vandalism. IÂ´ll never fathom whereÂ´s the pleasure in breaking things just like that...
This one has a badly beaten up ribbon spool, many missing keytops, bent typebars... A sad fate for such a good machine.
The saddest part is that I wasnÂ´t able to rescue it. IÂ´d have taken it as a parts machine (at least it would be helpful for other typewriters), but the owners of the place didnÂ´t agree.
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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