19XX Adler Gabriele 25 #unknown
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-12-2017 at 01:16PM
Last Edit: 08-12-2017 at 01:18PM
I picked this up just outside of the city. The seller left it hidden on his porch for me to find, and if I liked it I was to leave $20 in an envelope in his mailbox, which I did. He was home but didn't seem to want to come to the door. I kind of liked the cloak and daggers act. And I think I clearly got the better of the deal. I found a number on the bottom of the machine but I'm doubtful that it's the serial, as it's too rounded, and suspect it might be the model number: A30103005. Any help confirming that this is the serial or in finding the actual serial would be appreciated. I read on a blog that I might take off the carriage and case to find the serial, which seems extreme. Anyway, but for a new ribbon this is a nice machine. Not the prettiest in my collection, but I love the tall, meaty keys.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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