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1975 Adler Gabriele 25 Serial # 15428997 1975 Adler Gabriele 25 typewriter, Serial # 15428997 Tas Kyprianou's 1975 Adler Gabriele 25 typewriter. 2022-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1975 Adler Gabriele 25 Serial # 15428997 This is as beautiful to type on as it is ugly. This Gabriele 25 came to me looking like it had smoked 20 Marlboros a day, all its life. I bought it purely as it would have been my first Techno Elite font machine. Oh my goodness. I adore it. THE smoothest carriage return of ANY of my machines (by a long shot) and one of the prettiest typefaces. Every time it's used it just gets on with the job and makes a thoroughly brilliant job of it. I've been tempted to buy another so this can have a case and a branded ribbon cover but somehow it's happy to get along with neither. When I want a no-nonsense machine to get on with a task, I'll often reach for my 25.
(The font is almost identical to the Hermes and Facit Techno elite with only the 5 being different - as far as I can make out)

1975 Adler Gabriele 25 #15428997

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 06:40AM
Last Edit: 04-26-2022 at 07:38AM


Description:

This is as beautiful to type on as it is ugly. This Gabriele 25 came to me looking like it had smoked 20 Marlboros a day, all its life. I bought it purely as it would have been my first Techno Elite font machine. Oh my goodness. I adore it. THE smoothest carriage return of ANY of my machines (by a long shot) and one of the prettiest typefaces. Every time it's used it just gets on with the job and makes a thoroughly brilliant job of it. I've been tempted to buy another so this can have a case and a branded ribbon cover but somehow it's happy to get along with neither. When I want a no-nonsense machine to get on with a task, I'll often reach for my 25.
(The font is almost identical to the Hermes and Facit Techno elite with only the 5 being different - as far as I can make out)

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All of these machines I've seen discolour around the rubber washer area. The + - selector is just a space, there is NO mechanism on the 25s underneath.
All of these machines I've seen discolour around the rubber washer area. The + - selector is just a space, there is NO mechanism on the 25s underneath.


The rubber feet added are from Amazon. Little 22mm squares that fit perfectly and grip really well. I've fitted these to some of my other machines with great success.
The rubber feet added are from Amazon. Little 22mm squares that fit perfectly and grip really well. I've fitted these to some of my other machines with great success.



Took me ages to find. Hope this photo helps others find theirs.
Took me ages to find. Hope this photo helps others find theirs.

Elite Cubic
Elite Cubic


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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