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The Typewriter Database 1977 Erika 48 Serial # 5739219 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1977 Erika 48 Serial # 5739219 I found this plain Jane down at a local market for about CAN$25. I was drawn by the heritage of the machine, not the looks. Earlier Erikas were beautiful typewriters; this late model represents the end of the line. It actually types quite well, in all its East German glory. Note the extra-wide carriage, which I usually steer away from, but the Erika Daro is uncommon on this side of the pond, so I had to have it.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1977 Erika 48

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1977 Erika 48
Serial #
5739219

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 01:40AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2017 at 08:46AM

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I found this plain Jane down at a local market for about CAN$25. I was drawn by the heritage of the machine, not the looks. Earlier Erikas were beautiful typewriters; this late model represents the end of the line. It actually types quite well, in all its East German glory. Note the extra-wide carriage, which I usually steer away from, but the Erika Daro is uncommon on this side of the pond, so I had to have it.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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