1963 Cursive Adler Junior 3
Up for sale is a sweet Adler Junior 3 which types in cursive/script. This typewriter was made in Western Germany in 1963. It's in great shape for the first part, but it does have a few quirks that the buyer should be aware of. To start off, the carriage return lever doesn't spring back to the left when it's pushed for line spacing. Instead, you have to manually push the lever back to the left once you're done returning the carriage, which takes less than a second since your hand is already on the lever from returning the carriage. Also, the case is cracked, so I put some packing tape on the inside and outside of the case to prevent the crack from getting worse, and potentially hurting the machine in shipping. The machine is also a little quirky with getting it in and out of the base of the case, but it can be secured to the point where it's fine.
Other than this, the typewriter types extremely smoothly. The typing-action is one of the best I've used, and it's a machine I could write with all day. The best part about this machine is really the font. (See type sample)
The typewriter only uses a single color ribbon because the ribbon color selector is only stencil and black (stencil is for making carbon copies; the typebar does not hit the ribbon when this mode is engaged.)
Overall, if you don't mind a typewriter with a few quirks, this typewriter is a great one for heavy use. German typewriters with script font like this one are not common.