It's an Adler 7.
I like the horizontal bars.
If you see the typing bars they have 3 characters each.
So the typewriter has 2 shifts for the majuscules.
It's interesting to know that it has the serial number printed in 3 different places.
It seems they were afraid of thefts.
This typewriter survived for more of 100 years, but it has a very strong iron body, and itâ€™s very heavy, so itâ€™s not strange. The "Adler 7" was famous for its robustness and reliability. The machine weighed about 11 kg.
The keyboard consists of three rows of 10 buttons each, here there is the Italian layout, with many differences from the current one. Numbers are not in the first row of button, but in the second row.So with his 30 buttons, till 90 different characters can be entered, including uppercase and lowercase. With a so little keyboard, itâ€™s a smart engineer idea.
The typewriter has a pleasant design, with a gold decoration on the cover, with the machine name, and the manufacturer's name. In the same years, Adler company built bicycles, and, if you look the Adler logo, there is the wheel of a bicycle. Also, since there was no shop selling office machines, Adler initially sold these typewriters through their bicycles dealers.
You see in some buttons there are 3 signs. Itâ€™s because every lever can have 3 characters.
The special feature is that the character bars slide horizontally on a steel plate and then converge to a central point. This allow you to see immediately what you write. We can see very well also removing the plate.
This system was invented to have more silent bars. You avoid the bar hitting hard the roller, so itâ€™s less noisy.
Having three levels of letters, we have here also two shifts for the letters, here, this lever with â€śZâ€ť and â€śGâ€ť. A little rusty, many time has passed. â€śGâ€ť in German stands for â€śgrosse buchstabenâ€ť, it means capital letters. "Z" in German stands for â€śzeichenâ€ť, it means character.
This Adler has an Italian layout, it was sold in Italy, and here there is a little plate with the Italian reseller of the Adler typewriters, Carlo Glockner, Milano is the city, and this line means general representative for Italy.
The ribbon cover have the â€śAdlerâ€ť logo.
In the character type bar there are lowercase letters on top, uppercase letters in the middle, and numbers and sign on bottom.
On the right, there is another lever with 2 letters, â€śAâ€ť and â€śEâ€ť.
"A" in German stands for â€śausruckenâ€ť. By pressing the "A" key, the left margin position is completely released. When I press it, you see this tooth move?
"E" in German stands for â€śeinruckenâ€ť. By depressing the "E" key, the carriage is pushed over to start a new line instead of at the point defined by the left margin position.
If we look at the serial number here, this typewriter should has been built around 1909. The serial number is placed also on many other parts of the typewriter, at least in 4 place, also here under the carriage, for example. It was to prevent the typewriter to be stolen, presumably.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I inherited a collection of around 400 old typewriters and calculators from my father, who collected them for 50 years.
I also have a YouTube channel featuring these typewriters.
The pictures are made by my wife who is a photographer. Her name is Milena.
This gallery is managed by her,
So if you like the pictures don't thank me but her.