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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Carl H:
1946* Erika DZ33

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1946* Erika DZ33
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Status: My Collection
Created: 08-06-2017 at 06:02AM
Last Edit: 08-15-2017 at 11:04AM

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One of the last Ideal typewriters. This was built after the war. There is an interesting story about the after-war Ideals. According to Peter Wolf "the factory was bombed in April 1945 and dissembled by the Russians in the end of 1945 up to summer 1946. The sparse picking parts was dispossessed in 1946."

What makes it more interesting is the naming as "Erika". Erika was used for the portables S&N built and Ideal for the standard machines. This machine was (or should be) exported to Sweden, so it seems that they used Erika as export name for the standard machines. I doubt this machine was ever exported to Sweden because I bought it in Saxony not far from where it was produced.

The machine is yet uncleaned and extremely resinous. A type sample is yet impossible. When I finished the Smith Premier, the Leningrad and the Heady this will follow.

Pictures will follow.

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Carl H
Username: Olivetti48

Typewriter collector from Germany. I collect all brands, but like Olivetti the most. I'm not that type of collector that buys the most expensive, old or rare pieces. I love and collect typewriters because it was an everyday product millions of people used. Much of them are well-made and were so expensive for there pre-owner – now, people want not to throw them away, but they don't want them anymore – and so, there are ridiculous cheap. When I see a typewriter, standing around and being so cheap, I cannot abandon it. (I hope my english is at least understandable, feel free to correct me).

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