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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

1923 Klein-Adler typewriter

been sitting in its case for decades

with top plate removed, you can see thrust action keys.

the finished version is ready for use.

This Corona is in great shape and ready to type.


  1. More wonderful stories. Those two machines look gorgeous now! I've admired Klein-Adlers from a distance (online) but haven't gotten one ... yet.

  2. Tom: Great that you are helping others to add another chapter to some venerable machines. You ever come across fresh ribbon (or a good workaround) for the Klein Adler, please let me know.

    Richard: There's one going for a song on uk ebay. Top plate nut missing.

  3. Ha! How alike people are! I bring my Saab 9000 into my dealer for repairs and find him driving the thing around town! (oh, just to test it out -- he says!) So, there you are sneaking a ride on customers' machines!

  4. Martin- Lets just call it the perks of the job!

    Rob- The Klein-Adler uses a 3/4 inch ribbon. I got a one inch ribbon for a time clock and cut it down to fit the ribbon spools. Only took ten minutes to do.

  5. Tom, thanks for the tip, you make that sound so easy :-)

  6. Great stuff, as usual, Tom. I sure wish I could browse your shop in person. Hey, I emailed you a link to an article about 3 typewriter shops in the San Francisco Bay area. It's packed full of photos of some nifty typewriters, one is even see-through! Don't know if this comment will allow for links, but here goes: http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2010/05/gallery-typewriters/all/1. I'm sure it would be of interest to your readers as well.

  7. pablotango#hotmail.comNovember 10, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I own a Klein-Adler identical to the one shown, and it appears to be very good working order. When in the US Foreign Service I served in Nicaragua, 1981-1983, and my next door neighbor and friend offered it to me in exchange for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red, and has been with me ever since, nowadays in my home, in Washington, DC. Own a few other oldies, and it has never been serviced while in my possession, though it appears to be in good working condition. Any idea what is it worth in today's market? Many thanks...

  8. Hi does anyone know where to buy ribbons for this Klein Adler typewriter? I have been looking for them for a long time