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1965 Adler Universal 39 Serial # 8223193 1965 Adler Universal 39 typewriter, Serial # 8223193 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1965 Adler Universal 39 typewriter. 2018-07-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1965 Adler Universal 39 Serial # 8223193 The inspiration for this typewriter was clearly gathered from Olympia's success-full 'SG' series. A standard machine in all it's splendor, this Universal 39 depicts the elite of standard typewriter machinery. Even though a large section of the actual body is made of plastic, the attempt for manufacturing perfection is definitely detectable when one lays their fingers upon the magnificent keys of this Adler product.

I truly and surprisingly adore the design and experience that this machine has to offer. At first glance, one would wonder what would make such a big and bulky machine attractive. However, there is a delicacy to it, mechanically and aesthetically. It has a few over-the-top functions that might be perceived as unnecessary, and perhaps potentially problematic, as was evidentially the case when the machine first arrived.

One of grandeur features on these machines is that the advance is very smooth. This is done by a toggle and a counter-weight. Because this component was out of alignment, the carriage would actually move back a millimeter when typing a key or advancing by space-bar before it would release the star-wheel notch. And this caused the machine to operate very haggardly and interference to the keys. Because the true source of the problem was not evident, I decided to disable the function. The change was barely noticeable.

This model typewriter has of course been made famous by "The Shining" when it was featured as Jack Torrance's machine. The famous sentence "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", was typed out hundreds of times on this machine.

To conclude I would say that from a writer's and mechanic's perspective, these machines are the gem.

- Dirk

1965 Adler Universal 39 #8223193

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 07-17-2018 at 09:32PM
Last Edit: 07-17-2018 at 11:06PM


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The inspiration for this typewriter was clearly gathered from Olympia's success-full 'SG' series. A standard machine in all it's splendor, this Universal 39 depicts the elite of standard typewriter machinery. Even though a large section of the actual body is made of plastic, the attempt for manufacturing perfection is definitely detectable when one lays their fingers upon the magnificent keys of this Adler product.

I truly and surprisingly adore the design and experience that this machine has to offer. At first glance, one would wonder what would make such a big and bulky machine attractive. However, there is a delicacy to it, mechanically and aesthetically. It has a few over-the-top functions that might be perceived as unnecessary, and perhaps potentially problematic, as was evidentially the case when the machine first arrived.

One of grandeur features on these machines is that the advance is very smooth. This is done by a toggle and a counter-weight. Because this component was out of alignment, the carriage would actually move back a millimeter when typing a key or advancing by space-bar before it would release the star-wheel notch. And this caused the machine to operate very haggardly and interference to the keys. Because the true source of the problem was not evident, I decided to disable the function. The change was barely noticeable.

This model typewriter has of course been made famous by "The Shining" when it was featured as Jack Torrance's machine. The famous sentence "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", was typed out hundreds of times on this machine.

To conclude I would say that from a writer's and mechanic's perspective, these machines are the gem.

- Dirk

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Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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