1968 Adler Universal 39 #8464255
Created: 02-26-2014 at 07:53PM
Last Edit: 04-13-2015 at 08:05AM
Just picked it up. GREAT condition, very happy. ;-)
This is "The Shining" typewriter, on which, the character Jack Torrence was supposed to have typed the ream of "all work and no play makes jack a full boy" as he sank into insanity.
On a lighter note, it is an incredible machine. It can switch from 1 to 2 character spacing on-the-fly.
The carriage may be removed by loosening two thumb screws.
It has a "slot machine lever" paper feed lever that advances the page by half it's total length, in one pull, and the paper is perfectly loaded to start typing.
Hunter: Brian Brumfield (bsbrum)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I love machines, machining, creating things from nothing. Typewriters have struck a romantic chord in me, thanks to my oldest son, and I am working with him and the rest of our family to acquire, restore, repair many machines.
Our collection grows in fits and spurts - as the seasons change. We make a lot of acquisitions at estate sales, yard and garage sales, thrift stores, online, and through personal connections.
The machines that we don't want to keep in our own collection, we are selling through various outlets - Etsy, Square Market, and eventually on eBay - and unlike some sellers, we KNOW how to pack a machine for shipment! :-)
Brumfield & Sons Typewriters, at your service.
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