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1962 Olivetti 84 Serial # 4140533 1962 Olivetti 84 typewriter, Serial # 4140533 Guillermo Fernandez Boan's 1962 Olivetti 84 typewriter. 2020-11-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Guillermo Fernandez Boan: 1962 Olivetti 84 Serial # 4140533 The short-lived Olivetti 84 (from the year 1961 to 1964 - sometimes mentioned as "Olivetti 84E" or "Olivetti Lexikon 84", despite the "Lexikon" name does not appear in this model factory designation) was an Italian made electric typewriter whose brutalist lines belong to the pen of Marcello Nizzoli, the well known industrial designer.
This example is complete and in an operative condition. Just there is a little problem concerning its space bar that needs to be fixed before a typeface specimen sample can be added (pressed once keeps jammed, making the carriage advance till the end of the platen).
IMO, is a beautiful typewriter. Heavier than a Lexikon 80E (and that means HEAVY!).
Looks like this example is the first one in the Typewriter Database. Perhaps no many were made and less survive nowadays.

1962 Olivetti 84 #4140533

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-21-2020 at 10:23AM
Last Edit: 11-21-2020 at 10:27AM


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The short-lived Olivetti 84 (from the year 1961 to 1964 - sometimes mentioned as "Olivetti 84E" or "Olivetti Lexikon 84", despite the "Lexikon" name does not appear in this model factory designation) was an Italian made electric typewriter whose brutalist lines belong to the pen of Marcello Nizzoli, the well known industrial designer.
This example is complete and in an operative condition. Just there is a little problem concerning its space bar that needs to be fixed before a typeface specimen sample can be added (pressed once keeps jammed, making the carriage advance till the end of the platen).
IMO, is a beautiful typewriter. Heavier than a Lexikon 80E (and that means HEAVY!).
Looks like this example is the first one in the Typewriter Database. Perhaps no many were made and less survive nowadays.

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