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The Typewriter Database 1935 Erika 6 Serial # 516316/6 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1935 Erika 6 Serial # 516316/6 This is a good one, or I should say this WILL be a good one.

Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, because there are many things in it going wrong. Apart from a broken drawband, there´s a bit of rust and one of the springs that pull the typebars is broken, and that´s quite important.

The Erika 6 (and other Erika portables) use a weird system of springs instead of the usual links between the key lever and the typebar. This achieves huge victories in two fronts: flatter typewriter and lightning-responsive typing. The downside is the deafening noise it makes, because these spring driven typebars hit the platen quite hard.

As for now, it will have to wait for a while, because my repair queue is getting a bit out of control. Anyway, I´m eager to pit this one against its close relative, the Modell S. Who will be victorious?

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1935 Erika 6

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1935 Erika 6
Serial #
516316/6

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-19-2016 at 08:11AM
Last Edit: 10-19-2016 at 08:38AM

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This is a good one, or I should say this WILL be a good one.

Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, because there are many things in it going wrong. Apart from a broken drawband, there´s a bit of rust and one of the springs that pull the typebars is broken, and that´s quite important.

The Erika 6 (and other Erika portables) use a weird system of springs instead of the usual links between the key lever and the typebar. This achieves huge victories in two fronts: flatter typewriter and lightning-responsive typing. The downside is the deafening noise it makes, because these spring driven typebars hit the platen quite hard.

As for now, it will have to wait for a while, because my repair queue is getting a bit out of control. Anyway, I´m eager to pit this one against its close relative, the Modell S. Who will be victorious?


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.


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