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23-5-2020 14:46:14  #1731


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Just got a Smith-Corona Silent Super with all green keys. It's on the way right now. Last week I found an Underwood-Olivetti Lettera 22 for a couple bucks. It may be a parts machine but everything works. Just one part of the metal case is broken where it attaches to the chassis. I may be able to JB Weld it and keep the typewriter as a user.
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24-5-2020 14:57:45  #1732


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

The $26 SC tan Silent Super with green keys and green stripes just showed up. Tabulator clear button was slightly bent. Bent it out and now it works. Very dirty and loaded with what I think may be dog hair and a few eraser shavings. Everything is slow, but everything works. Needs a good cleaning and I'm sure it will perk right up. 
Working on this and getting it typing well will be my reward to myself for finishing my thesis.

Phil Forrest

 

25-5-2020 13:34:06  #1733


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Uwe wrote:

Now that you have a Gabriele, you absolutely have to get a Matura too. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

Speaking of the devil... What a machine, I am pleasantly surprised. Didn't buy this one because of the wide carriage. Now I am on the hunt for one with a normal carriage.Thanks for the tip. Maybe it is a worthy successor of my SG 3?

http://laurenzvangaalen.nl/public/triumph-matura.jpg

 

 

26-5-2020 13:28:51  #1734


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Gorgeous. It's a previous (late '50s) generation to the one I have, so I would have bought it - if the price was right! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png
Of course they are quite hard to find in Canada and you're probably spoiled for choice.

These are of the SG1 era, but given they're far sexier than an SG3, I would definitely agree with you that it's a worthy replacement for one.


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26-5-2020 13:38:48  #1735


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

I did not check for the price, but most typewriters in this thrift shop cost 5-15 euros. And I am indeed spoiled for European typewriters, the same way you are for American I guess. I would love to try the Smith Corona Sterling and the like, but they are very, very rare overhere. Strangely enough Remingtons are far more common...

 

26-5-2020 16:00:12  #1736


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

I haunt shopgoodwill online and sometimes get lucky. I never thought I'd get a Silent-Super for $26. I don't think they offer international shipping but you could possibly try. There is always this community you could ship to a trusted forum member then we could ship to you. That's a lot of shipping cost but it may also equal or offset the cost of sourcing an otherwise rare (on your side of the pond) machine.
Phil Forrest

 

26-5-2020 16:14:31  #1737


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Thanks Phil, I have never thought of that. I am also new to shopgoodwill - a quick look showed immediately a lot of interesting machines.

 

29-5-2020 14:09:04  #1738


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

http://laurenzvangaalen.nl/public/adler-gabriele-25.jpg


I couldn't resist to buy this one, it costed only 4.50 euros. Apart from the yellowed plastic body this Gabriele is in good shape. Note the same key is used for the tab and the backspace. I wonder if this is by design or one of them was replaced later with a wrong key.

 

29-5-2020 17:55:10  #1739


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Laurenz van Gaalen wrote:

I wonder if this is by design or one of them was replaced later with a wrong key.

Looks like it was replaced with what someone had available to them. My slightly older J3, and newer J5 both have a legitimate 'TAB' keytop.

In other scenarios, I have come across symetrical keytops that must have come off and were accidentally reinstalled upside down with the arrow pointing in the wrong direction. 


https://i.imgur.com/cdmQMyS.png

https://i.imgur.com/LlJLoDG.jpg

 


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31-5-2020 14:08:47  #1740


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Uwe wrote:

Looks like it was replaced with what someone had available to them. My slightly older J3, and newer J5 both have a legitimate 'TAB' keytop.

I think you are right.

Nice combination af Adler's you have. Overhere the J5 is known as the Gabriele 35. Do you know why the body design is so different from the other models in the series (J2 and J4 / Gabriele 10 and 25)?

 

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