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1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 Serial # 366185 1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 typewriter, Serial # 366185 James Gifford's 1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 typewriter. 2016-12-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 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).

1928 Adler Klein Adler 2 #366185

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 12-26-2016 at 06:48PM
Last Edit: 12-26-2016 at 06:50PM


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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).

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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.
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.


Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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