– this website sells refurbished typewriters from Kentucky.
– Rock Paper Scissors downtown Franklin had one perfect condition typewriter for sale.
– so I bought it. mostly because it is yellow.
I visited it in person once, dreamed about it, and then went back the next day and bought it. I took it home in a big white bag that I hugged for four blocks, grinning like an idiot, walking it back to my car.
I ordered a ribbon that didn’t fit and a ribbon that also didn’t fit that I broke so it would fit the spools. I still have no idea what kind of ribbon you buy for an Adler Tippa, but I have one set of spools that can fit and two ribbons, so I’m set for a bit. Youtube has tons of videos on how to roll, re-roll, re-ink and fix typewriter ribbons if you’re interested.
Things I like about the Adler Triumph Tippa:
– the bell is beautiful
– the font is classic and tiny
– thin enough and not too heavy to carry in a backpack (relatively speaking)
– the keys are snappy and weighty. except the s. the s key is lazy. i relate.
– as with most manual typewriters, you can change the line spacing, you can backspace, the margins are adjustable, and you can change the ink color with a multi-colored ribbon.
As far as difficulties with it go, it does seem difficult to find ribbons that fit it [ which is probably just user error ] but also it is unusually difficult to type on, even for a typewriter. people who agree with me.
Interesting bits o information from that ^ little comment section:
– one guy bought a tippa and wants to take it kayaking. aw.
– another guy typed his life’s work on a tippa. aw.
– he also said he’s had ‘five nervous breakdowns’ installing ribbons on my model. i relate.