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Typewriter KLEIN-ADLER 1, 1916, Germany, typewriter portable

Lot reference 16817519
Typewriter KLEIN-ADLER 1, 1916, Germany, typewriter portable

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Current bid $223
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Location: Germany
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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Restored collector’s item, very nice optics

This KLEIN-ADLER 1 with the serial number 122528 is from 1916 and was produced by the ADLER-WERKE Heinrich Kleyer AG in Frankfurt/Main.
It was built from 1912 as an alternative to the large office device ADLER 7.

Like the ADLER 7 it worked with the so-called “bumper bar technique” with double switch and a 3-row QWERTZ keyboard. The type bars glide over a hardened steel plate and hit the paper in front of the roller, so the text is immediately visible. (This was not self-evident in the early 1900s due to the widespread lower and upper impact devices)

The KLEIN-ADLER 1 was one of the first portable typewriters and was very popular due to its low weight, its robustness and size. It was also used, among others, in WWI by the army and also by war reporters.

This device is visually in a beautiful condition, the cover image and the labels have been preserved very clearly. You can still write with it, all keys work, the ink ribbon is fine, but the paper gets stuck during the transport and it is not retracted automatically anymore.
See text sample.

Size of the device: 24 x 28 x 14 cm

The device will be securely packaged and shipped insured.

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