1937 Adler Favorit #531205
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-11-2016 at 02:52PM
Last Edit: 02-12-2016 at 06:16AM
I received this typewriter on December 2015, and this one was the "weakest" typewriter of the pack I got.
For the seller this was the "small" one, the "bad" one if you prefer. An Adler Favorit vs Diamant, Senta and Fox 23... Tough competition indeed, but what separates this one from the rest is that it works.
At first I didnÂ´t expect it to be that old, so it was a surprise finding it in pretty decent condition except for the ribbon. IÂ´ve made some minor adjustments, but it still needs a new ribbon.
This typewriter has some of the best looking keytops IÂ´ve ever seen, and the touch is definitely weird. Apart from the thurst action mechanism, the keytops have a deep rounding and overall it has something I havenÂ´t any clue on how to explain it. Dunno what that I dunno (un no sÃ© quÃ© que quÃ© sÃ© yo).
Apart from that, the machine is so pitch black my camera goes nuts trying to photograph it. ItÂ´s a weird machine indeed, and thatÂ´s what makes it so special.
Found serial number Big thanks to Guillermo FernÃ¡ndez Boan and Torsten Ludwar, who have pointed me in the right direction to find the s/n!. Besides, IÂ´d like to point out the extremely weird spring that moves the carriage. See photo 5 for a detail.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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