I managed to prize open the pages of the poor-condition instruction guide that came with the poor-condition Lexikon 82 typewriter I was gifted last week. But not without damage.

I toyed with the idea of digitally cleaning up the scans, but gave up on that idea thinking someone’s probably already scanned a more pristine copy, and besides, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

There’s no publication date that might help me pin-down the typewriter to a particular year, but the good news is the instructions (in Italian, French and English) are legible. See the link below for the PDF (approx. 2.8 MB):

Olivetti-Lexikon-82-Instruction-Guide