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197X Olivetti Lexikon 82 Serial # E12 84528 197X Olivetti Lexikon 82 typewriter, Serial # E12 84528 Mark Rosenzweig's 197X Olivetti Lexikon 82 typewriter. 2018-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 197X Olivetti Lexikon 82 Serial # E12 84528 Large portable electric typewriter is the first portable to have an interchangeable "golf ball" element. Unlike the IBM Selectric, in which the golf ball moves laterally and the carriage doesn't, on the Lexikon 82, the golf ball doesn't move laterally but the carriage does.

Above the usual Lexikon 82 nameplate is a smaller one with a "Royal Warrant" — the text says British Olivetti Ltd., Made in Greet Britain, By Appointment to H.R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh, Office Equipment Manufacturers.

Bought from original owner. Machine has pristine instruction manual and plastic dust cover as well as unpacking guide, packing protection pieces for carriage knobs and to prevent carriage release movement and factory inspection sheet. Pica type. Made in Glasgow, Scotland.

197X Olivetti Lexikon 82 #E12 84528

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 06-10-2018 at 02:24PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2018 at 06:13AM


Description:

Large portable electric typewriter is the first portable to have an interchangeable "golf ball" element. Unlike the IBM Selectric, in which the golf ball moves laterally and the carriage doesn't, on the Lexikon 82, the golf ball doesn't move laterally but the carriage does.

Above the usual Lexikon 82 nameplate is a smaller one with a "Royal Warrant" — the text says British Olivetti Ltd., Made in Greet Britain, By Appointment to H.R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh, Office Equipment Manufacturers.

Bought from original owner. Machine has pristine instruction manual and plastic dust cover as well as unpacking guide, packing protection pieces for carriage knobs and to prevent carriage release movement and factory inspection sheet. Pica type. Made in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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