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197x Olivetti Lexikon 83 DL Serial # E12-204132 197x Olivetti Lexikon 83 DL typewriter, Serial # E12-204132 Em Barnes's 197x Olivetti Lexikon 83 DL typewriter. 2024-04-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 197x Olivetti Lexikon 83 DL Serial # E12-204132 Eddy Grant. Purchased from Goodwill online, Austin, TX. Very clean. Powers on. I need to learn how to use the typeball/ribbon cartridge. During the type test the ribbon seemed light, when I held down the dash key to see how it repeats, something happened and now the J letter appears when I press the dash key and other keys don't match up when pressed. So.....? Not sure how to find other typeballs/cartridges...probably need a lesson in placement.

197x Olivetti Lexikon 83 DL #E12-204132

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 03-09-2024 at 05:52PM
Last Edit: 04-03-2024 at 08:35AM


Description:

Eddy Grant. Purchased from Goodwill online, Austin, TX. Very clean. Powers on. I need to learn how to use the typeball/ribbon cartridge. During the type test the ribbon seemed light, when I held down the dash key to see how it repeats, something happened and now the J letter appears when I press the dash key and other keys don't match up when pressed. So.....? Not sure how to find other typeballs/cartridges...probably need a lesson in placement.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Cover included.
Cover included.

Top view.
Top view.

Stowed in case.
Stowed in case.

Bottom view.
Bottom view.

Rear label, Made in Great Britain.
Rear label, Made in Great Britain.

Left keys close-up.
Left keys close-up.

Right keys close-up.
Right keys close-up.

Left carriage view and line spacing selector.
Left carriage view and line spacing selector.

Right carriage view - page end indicator.
Right carriage view - page end indicator.

Paper bale lever up.
Paper bale lever up.

Paper support up!
Paper support up!

Close-up of typeball.
Close-up of typeball.

Branding on ribbon cartridge cover.
Branding on ribbon cartridge cover.

Ribbon cartridge cover pulled back.
Ribbon cartridge cover pulled back.

Ribbon cartridge and type ball uncovered.
Ribbon cartridge and type ball uncovered.

Type test.
Type test.

Serial number.
Serial number.

Some Styrofoam-like material under the keys maybe for noise reduction?
Some Styrofoam-like material under the keys maybe for noise reduction?

Another view of the soft material under the keys.
Another view of the soft material under the keys.

Case.
Case.

Arrow indicates case lid.
Arrow indicates case lid.

Some documentation included in case.
Some documentation included in case.

Paperwork included in case.
Paperwork included in case.

Inspection card close-up.
Inspection card close-up.

Very clean machine aside from a few little clumps of black matter floating around.
Very clean machine aside from a few little clumps of black matter floating around.

Close-up of the little black hard balls floating around in machine.
Close-up of the little black hard balls floating around in machine.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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