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1975 Adler J5 Serial # 15136885 1975 Adler J5 typewriter, Serial # 15136885 James Grooms's 1975 Adler J5 typewriter. 2024-04-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1975 Adler J5 Serial # 15136885 A wonderful typer. These Adlers are seriously underrated. The keys always discolor and this holds them back in the style over substance category.
The plastic body holds up well, as there is no paint to get damaged. The bodywork sets off a bit of a resonance that leads people to think cheap machine. Not in the least. A side by side with an SM-9 shows they are pulling parts from the same suppliers. The carriage is the smoothest I have ever sampled on a portable. Two screws to remove it as well.
I think a bit of craft foam in the cover and body sides will cut down the echo. Case hinges fail. Some guerilla tape before the hinge goes out completely. The earlier models had a nicer old school type case, but this ABS plastic one is solid protection. And some 20v cooking of the keys is coming soon.
No 1 10 cpi.
9/5/3/3/3/2=25 0f 27

1975 Adler J5 #15136885

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-29-2024 at 08:23AM
Last Edit: 04-02-2024 at 05:46AM


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A wonderful typer. These Adlers are seriously underrated. The keys always discolor and this holds them back in the style over substance category.
The plastic body holds up well, as there is no paint to get damaged. The bodywork sets off a bit of a resonance that leads people to think cheap machine. Not in the least. A side by side with an SM-9 shows they are pulling parts from the same suppliers. The carriage is the smoothest I have ever sampled on a portable. Two screws to remove it as well.
I think a bit of craft foam in the cover and body sides will cut down the echo. Case hinges fail. Some guerilla tape before the hinge goes out completely. The earlier models had a nicer old school type case, but this ABS plastic one is solid protection. And some 20v cooking of the keys is coming soon.
No 1 10 cpi.
9/5/3/3/3/2=25 0f 27

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photo makes keys look worse than they are.
photo makes keys look worse than they are.






No 1 10 cpi.
No 1 10 cpi.

Feet fall off, as they are nubber type that slide into slots. Ace works.
Feet fall off, as they are nubber type that slide into slots. Ace works.

Linda didnt' use it much,
Linda didnt' use it much,



it works
it works

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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