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1963 Adler Electric 21 Serial # 7116469 1963 Adler Electric 21 typewriter, Serial # 7116469 Ethan Sahin's 1963 Adler Electric 21 typewriter. 2021-09-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ethan Sahin: 1963 Adler Electric 21 Serial # 7116469 Adler Electric 21. Found in a thrift shop, caked in dirt and grime. Cleaned it best as I could. Cosmetically, it's rough. Large amounts of paint are missing especially near the front and around the keys. Problems aside, with a little bit of fresh oil, this thing sings. Pressing the return key absolutely slams the carriage home and indexes. Keys are all very responsive, and the x,-,=,*,., space bar, and backspace keys all repeat if pressed down completely, turning the thing into what sounds like a machine gun. Not to mention it is just massive, and heavier than any of my flagship Underwoods. It looks like if someone took any portable Smith-Corona from the 60s , scaled it up and gave it a forehead. Has the "ea" (each) key that a few other Adlers from around this time have. There is a built-in safety where the motor will turn off if the front cover is removed. Came with a half-fresh correcting ribbon.
Shame about the paint, as this would be a really pretty machine if it was mint. But I still like it. "Gives it character".

1963 Adler Electric 21 #7116469

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ethan Sahin (Edoguy1305)
Created: 09-19-2021 at 07:49PM
Last Edit: 09-20-2021 at 08:52AM


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Adler Electric 21. Found in a thrift shop, caked in dirt and grime. Cleaned it best as I could. Cosmetically, it's rough. Large amounts of paint are missing especially near the front and around the keys. Problems aside, with a little bit of fresh oil, this thing sings. Pressing the return key absolutely slams the carriage home and indexes. Keys are all very responsive, and the x,-,=,*,., space bar, and backspace keys all repeat if pressed down completely, turning the thing into what sounds like a machine gun. Not to mention it is just massive, and heavier than any of my flagship Underwoods. It looks like if someone took any portable Smith-Corona from the 60s , scaled it up and gave it a forehead. Has the "ea" (each) key that a few other Adlers from around this time have. There is a built-in safety where the motor will turn off if the front cover is removed. Came with a half-fresh correcting ribbon.
Shame about the paint, as this would be a really pretty machine if it was mint. But I still like it. "Gives it character".

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