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1969 Adler Universal 40 Serial # 8557010 1969 Adler Universal 40 typewriter, Serial # 8557010 Alexander Pearson's 1969 Adler Universal 40 typewriter. 2022-01-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alexander Pearson: 1969 Adler Universal 40 Serial # 8557010 From what I can tell, this is the exact same model as the Universal 39. My guess is that Adler marketed the same machine as "39" in the United States and "40" in Europe. If you're looking for a solid and pretty standard, you can't go wrong with this machine. The touch is just right (not too heavy, not too light) and the paper injection lever becomes something you miss when you go back to typing with portables. The 39/40 definitely has the best design of any of the models in the Universal series. And yes, if you get one of these, make sure to regularly type "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I do and it scares my wife to no end.

1969 Adler Universal 40 #8557010

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Alexander Pearson (SegmentShifter)
Created: 01-17-2022 at 03:03AM
Last Edit: 01-17-2022 at 03:27AM


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From what I can tell, this is the exact same model as the Universal 39. My guess is that Adler marketed the same machine as "39" in the United States and "40" in Europe. If you're looking for a solid and pretty standard, you can't go wrong with this machine. The touch is just right (not too heavy, not too light) and the paper injection lever becomes something you miss when you go back to typing with portables. The 39/40 definitely has the best design of any of the models in the Universal series. And yes, if you get one of these, make sure to regularly type "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I do and it scares my wife to no end.

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