Made in 1974
The typestyle is Elite (12 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.25 inches
Case Colour is Light Grey, with Dark Grey Keytops and Platen Knobs
With Snap-Over Carry Case and Facsimilie Manufacturer's Instruction Book
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
A new All-Black Ribbon has been fitted
The Adler Contessa was a luxury version of the famous Adler Tippa, and was made for just a few years in the 1970's. Unusually for a portable typewriter of this size, it has a tabulator with four sliding stops at the rear of the carriage. It has a full 44-character keyboard, large fold-up paper rest, sliding paper guide and two-colour ribbon. This is one of the best modern designs of portable typewriter, made with typical German thoroughness.
This particular machine appears to have had almost no use from new and is therefore still in excellent condition. The only real sign of any use is a tiny chip out of the front of the plastic snap-over carry case. If you are looking for a top-notch portable typewriter for long term use, this is the one to have ! Ribbons for this machine are still in current production and are readily available.
Plus £17 UK Postage