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1961 Adler Universal Serial # 1324237 1961 Adler Universal typewriter, Serial # 1324237 Tas Kyprianou's 1961 Adler Universal typewriter. 2023-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1961 Adler Universal Serial # 1324237 Well, what can I say? This is a full 16kgs of absolute joy and is pure bliss to type on. The imprint particularly is SO dark. It has identical ribbons to my other machines yet this seems to produce way darker characters. If you have the space then I can't recommend this machine highly enough. The typing action is immediate with ZERO lag and the softest touch. The sound too is sublime, "dunk dunk dunk", with all of the dampening material remarkably still intact (unlike the SG1s and SG3s I've come across). It had lived in my parent's loft for 30+ years uncovered (see photo) but took only an hour or so of light cleaning and POW, the thing hasn't missed a beat since. Ideally, I'd like a "normal" sized platen, this is way too wide for my needs. This will forever be fighting off the others in my collection for the best typing experience. I've seen them for sale for as little as Ā£20. Seriously, if you have the space (and upper body strength) get yourselves one.

16.4Kg / 36.2lbs

1961 Adler Universal #1324237

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 07:08AM
Last Edit: 09-11-2023 at 12:57AM


Description:

Well, what can I say? This is a full 16kgs of absolute joy and is pure bliss to type on. The imprint particularly is SO dark. It has identical ribbons to my other machines yet this seems to produce way darker characters. If you have the space then I can't recommend this machine highly enough. The typing action is immediate with ZERO lag and the softest touch. The sound too is sublime, "dunk dunk dunk", with all of the dampening material remarkably still intact (unlike the SG1s and SG3s I've come across). It had lived in my parent's loft for 30+ years uncovered (see photo) but took only an hour or so of light cleaning and POW, the thing hasn't missed a beat since. Ideally, I'd like a "normal" sized platen, this is way too wide for my needs. This will forever be fighting off the others in my collection for the best typing experience. I've seen them for sale for as little as Ā£20. Seriously, if you have the space (and upper body strength) get yourselves one.

16.4Kg / 36.2lbs

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Fresh from the loft
Fresh from the loft



Elite Imperial
Elite Imperial



No idea how the decimal tab things work.
No idea how the decimal tab things work.





Jauntily angled ribbon spools
Jauntily angled ribbon spools



Mightily confusing to me.
Mightily confusing to me.



So satisfying to use
So satisfying to use

two knobs release the carriage
two knobs release the carriage

The heart of the beast
The heart of the beast


Still intact and still grippy
Still intact and still grippy


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4045

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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