Working Vintage 1970s Adler Contessa Typewriter-New Ribbon, Case – Made in Holland
Working vintage Adler Contessa manual portable typewriter in London (U.K.). According to the serial code, I concluded that it was manufactured in the 1970s. Being almost a fifty years old machine, it works well! The keys are comfortable and light when typing and it would suit any typist with varying touch. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, carriage lock, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. The Adler Contessa is fitted with a new black ribbon and therefore it is ready for immediate use straight out of the box.
The overall condition is good. The letter keys type well and the Adler functions as expected. Minor signs of use and age are present. Please note that the space bar has been made lower from its original position to achieve a quiet process of typing of the rest of the keys.
The English novelist Dame Margaret Drabble wrote novels about her female characters using an Adler Contessa typewriter.