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.
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.
Two screws and the carriage lifts off!
Bringing the machine home as a "carry on" - used a laptop bag strap to piggy-back the Adler on my roll-aboard bag (that I had to check as baggage, and which also happened to contain the 1927 Diplomat Elite in it, not to mention the Smith-Corona Skyriter in my computer bag that was on my back!) :-)