Wednesday, 1 June 2011

German Technology: Adler schreibmaschine

 This Adler Universal office model from 1956 is built like a tank and built to last. It types so beautifully with a light touch & quick keystroke action. It was found in a vintage shop in Toronto's Junction for a good price. It has numerous tabulation functions, line spacing that increase by 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 as well it can type in a d o u b l e space manner between characters on the fly. It has a large slot-machine style sheet feeder levers pictured in the last two pics. This machine is a surprise favorite of mine. I will review my Adler Primus in another entry. 


  1. An impressive machine. Beautiful finish. Alan Seaver also gives this model high marks; I hope to run across one someday.

  2. Found one recently at an antique mall for $20.00 - it looked cool, but I had no idea what it was.
    It is really well built, and solid. Great german technology and styling - it certainly has a presence about it!

  3. Finally just got mine working! It had an escapement issue, which mostly involved just a good cleaning of the mechanism. I'm thrilled to have it operating. It's got a lovely typestyle called "Congress" I believe