7 Feb 2015

Minty fresh Erika

1956  |  Erika 10  |  1767645
















The tool I need is like a spanner screwdriver, but not quite.



This link will work for 28 days. If it's broken, comment and I'll re-upload.

Sent from my new Erika 10

13 comments:

  1. My Erikas are from the Thirties, but I like this look. I'm guessing from the page you typed that the action is pretty smooth. This is a gem.

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    1. Absolutely, it types very well. This is the third Erika 10 I've reviewed on my blog so I don't need to restate my opinion of this model! (the other two times were rebrandings, my favorite is here: http://xoverit.blogspot.com/2014/04/vancouver-part-3-optima-humber-88.html )

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  2. Instead of the one that got away, this is the one hunting you! Great looker.

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    1. Instead of the typewriter with my name on it, I'm the collector with the typewriter's name on it!

      (Sorry haha)

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  3. Very nice typeweriter. The tool does not look too difficult to make from a screwdriver with the same style blade.

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    1. Unfortunately it's made out of a hollow cylinder rather than a regular screwdriver.

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  4. oooh, purty! :D

    It looks like a Super-5, but better.

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    1. That's exactly what I think about the Erika 10! It's like they saw the Super 5 (designed 3 years prior) and thought "that's a nice idea but we can make it a lot better"

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  5. Very, very pretty. I was cleaning up a new Optima Elite 3 and it has a similar #1 decal on the back.

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    1. Found on most of the 50s and 60s DDR typewriters! I love the gütezeichen.

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  6. Looking to purchase an Erika 10 1957 or there abouts with original case and manual in perfect working condition. If you could recommend where to find one or know if I can get one in the minty colour like in the photo, that would be awesome. Thanks!! sonicubed at gmail dot com [in the US, shipping to US]

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  7. I followed the link from your TWDB entry (which someone "bumped" with a comment there) and discovered your link here to the manual is broken. Do you happen to have it handy, and would you be so kind as to refresh the link? I'm curious about the function of the controls on the back at both ends of the carriage.

    Thanks!

    http://typewriterdatabase.com/1957-erika-10.4230.typewriter

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