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1958 Adler Universal Serial # 1206413 1958 Adler Universal typewriter, Serial # 1206413 Benjamin Johnson's 1958 Adler Universal typewriter. 2021-02-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Benjamin Johnson: 1958 Adler Universal Serial # 1206413 Purchased for $25 on Facebook Marketplace. Margins were stuck when I auditioned it on the seller's front porch at 9 degrees. All the keys work, and with a light cleaning on the outside and a new ribbon, the machine types perfectly. It does not tabulate perfectly at the moment, but that is something that a bit of repair work around the escapement should remedy.
I do enjoy this large sense of momentum that these keys and this schreibemaschine contains. It glides well once set into motion, and the dense 1950s plastic of the keytops is definitely a plus for me. It has the small 11" carriage, which is enough for anything I might be typing at the moment.

1958 Adler Universal #1206413

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Benjamin Johnson (SaintPaulite)
Created: 02-04-2021 at 10:37PM
Last Edit: 02-04-2021 at 10:56PM


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Purchased for $25 on Facebook Marketplace. Margins were stuck when I auditioned it on the seller's front porch at 9 degrees. All the keys work, and with a light cleaning on the outside and a new ribbon, the machine types perfectly. It does not tabulate perfectly at the moment, but that is something that a bit of repair work around the escapement should remedy.
I do enjoy this large sense of momentum that these keys and this schreibemaschine contains. It glides well once set into motion, and the dense 1950s plastic of the keytops is definitely a plus for me. It has the small 11" carriage, which is enough for anything I might be typing at the moment.

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Tab key.  This is the "not as fancy as those decimal tabulator" model.
Tab key. This is the "not as fancy as those decimal tabulator" model.




The drawband seems... fragile.
The drawband seems... fragile.



The Paper Injector Handle is missing.  Still works beautifully, however.
The Paper Injector Handle is missing. Still works beautifully, however.




Hunter: Benjamin Johnson (SaintPaulite)

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I very much enjoy end of line hyphens.
And apparently typewriters of the late 1940s, 50s, & 60s.



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