The heavyweight Olivetti Lexikon 90 was introduced in 1976 and had a short-lived production run which ended two years later in 1978 (Source: TWDB).

It’s too large and, let’s face it, ugly, for most collectors. However, the “interchangeable spherical printhead” (AKA golf ball, AKA small hand grenade) is a thing of beauty.

I had expected to find a larger version of the spherical printhead used on the Lexikon 82/83 DL, but it turns out this printhead has a completely different orientation …

I’m not interested in collecting the typewriter, which I don’t have room for.  I do have room, however, for the instruction guide which I picked up recently (in Italian, French and English) …

Olivetti-Lexikon-90-Instruction-Guide PDF (7.58 MB)


The following Lexikon 90 images were taken from: