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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Torsten Ludwar:
1951 Erika 8

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1951 Erika 8
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-09-2015 at 03:08PM
Last Edit: 02-21-2015 at 03:10PM

Erika Serial Numbers
Erika Typewriter Galleries
Erika 8 Typewriter Galleries


I specially like this typewriter. I did get the machine not functional. The typewriter was dropped. Many parts were warped or bent. Despite this, the repair was simple. Very sturdy little typewriter and a fine example of the transition from manufacturer Seidel & Naumann AG to VEB Schreibmaschinenwerk Dresden after the WW II.

After the repair, fully functional again.

Manufacturer: VVB Mechanik vorm. Seidel & Naumann VEB Dresden

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Torsten Ludwar
Username: Luto77

I am fascinated by the mechanics of the various typewriters. I love the challenge to repair even severe cases. I'm trying to preserve the testimonies of the history of the typewriters.

I live in Dresden, so I am interested especially for the history of Seidel & Naumann AG and the typewriters model 'Erika' before and after the 2nd World War produced in Dresden.

1951 Erika 8 Photo Gallery

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