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1928 Adler Klein Adler 2

Serial #366185

I found this typewriter at a local antique mall in Mennonite country in southern Ontario, in amongst the Underwoods, Royals and Remingtons (and one Commodore). I hadn't seen one of these in the wild before, and immediately pulled it off the shelf and swept away a layer of dust. It had been marked down to half price, probably because it requires a drawband repair and a cleaning, and because of that pesky QWERTZ keyboard. I've just added to my list of winter repair projects. I also may have solved another mystery that's been dogging me for months. I bought (don't ask me how or why) the guts of another older German machine, and I haven't been able to place the make or model, and I can't find a serial number. I now think it might be a later K-A machine, as the keys are plastic, not metal and glass-topped as this one features, and it shares the same sliding type mechanism. I've cheated and have snuck in a couple of photos at the end of this other Frankenstein machine in case anyone's interested (or can confirm my solution to the mystery).

Owned By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 2080
Galleries: 147
Collection: 146
Sightings: 1

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 Type Sample


1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 Photo Gallery

The mystery machine. Similar (if not the same) type mechanism, though plastic keys. The return lever is slightly larger and curls inwards instead of flaring out.

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