9 Jun 2015

Masterclass with a manual

1940  |  Erika M  |  936464/M












Sent from my new Erika M

14 comments:

  1. Buying machines just to get the ephemera? Now that's dedication! :D

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    1. Weeelll I'm not parting with the machine any time soon. I wanted it, I just needed an excuse to get it.

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  2. Another impeccable typewriter. I've downloaded the user's manual, thanks.

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  3. Sure is a fantastic looking Erika.
    I've done the same with my H3k typewriters. I have yet to add an Erika to my collection. I find the neat ones on German or other European Ebay and I am too cheap to pay the expensive shipping.

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    1. The funny thing is, it's very possible to end up spending less on typewriters if you buy them online from Germany instead of the US, just because they often sell for a lot less than how much you pay for shipping.

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  4. Looks absolutely new, amazing. Apart from the t, the type looks all lined up and new as well!

    (Totally get it, a machine with a manual is just that little bit more, well, complete. :-)
    (Admission - have been known to spend as much on a manual as on the machine itself ;-)

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    1. I still need to adjust the case alignment, but I'm waiting to find the right tool for that. My only complaint with Erikas is that they need a special tool for alignment!

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  5. Thank you, now this completes my Erika M, #1!!

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  6. Brilliant. I downloaded both PDFs thanks very much for sharing. Now I just need to find the typewriter! (I don't know why Blogger won't accept my WordPress ID!!!)

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  7. Thanks for the manual! :)

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  8. Those tab controls are very special and someone obviously treasured this typewriter as much as you will.

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  9. Not only do these model Ms clean up well, their aesthetics speak loudly. I also love those tab controls, I cant think of another machine that has them looking so good.

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  10. Well it's been a couple of years since anything here, but since I just found this site I'll give it a shot.
    I have an M with the carrying case, all in exc condition. I've had it for 10 - 15 yrs. I don't find a way to get it off the mounting board so don't know what the ser nr is - I presume it is on the bottom because I don't see it anywhere visable. I do however know that it is WW 2 because it has the SS rune key - which is why I bought it (I have 3 or 4 other typewriters with the rune key).
    Would appreciate any info on this.
    Sarge

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    1. The serial number should be under the space bar, no need to get the machine off the base. But if you do want to do that, it just pops off. (Lift firmly but gently up on each corner)

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