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1972 Adler Universal 400 Serial # 9265147 1972 Adler Universal 400 typewriter, Serial # 9265147 Otto Koponen's 1972 Adler Universal 400 typewriter. 2024-03-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Otto Koponen: 1972 Adler Universal 400 Serial # 9265147 This Adler Universal 400 was rescued from a trash heap in the old town hall of my tiny hometown. Fully functional, it was just full of eraser crumbs and a few decades of dust.

Originally Finnish layout Ro1T Modern Pica, typebars swapped to German layout Ro37 Plakat. The platen ratchet gear was also changed to one with fewer teeth to accomodate the taller height of the Plakat type. Planning on changing the keytops at some point to match the new slugs.

I made custom ribbon spools, since it came with one plastic one and one metal Olivetti spool.

1972 Adler Universal 400 #9265147

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Otto Koponen (Pelicram)
Created: 03-24-2023 at 05:56AM
Last Edit: 03-04-2024 at 06:16AM


Description:

This Adler Universal 400 was rescued from a trash heap in the old town hall of my tiny hometown. Fully functional, it was just full of eraser crumbs and a few decades of dust.

Originally Finnish layout Ro1T Modern Pica, typebars swapped to German layout Ro37 Plakat. The platen ratchet gear was also changed to one with fewer teeth to accomodate the taller height of the Plakat type. Planning on changing the keytops at some point to match the new slugs.

I made custom ribbon spools, since it came with one plastic one and one metal Olivetti spool.

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Custom ribbon spools, this was a prototype.
Custom ribbon spools, this was a prototype.





Carriage removes easily with two levers.
Carriage removes easily with two levers.


Original typesample
Original typesample

New slugs
New slugs

Hunter: Otto Koponen (Pelicram)

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