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The Typewriter Database 1982 Erika 34 Serial # 6791091 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1982 Erika 34 Serial # 6791091 This is a Robotron QUERTY polyglot typewriter with "dead" keys for accents and three currency symbols. It has what seems like typical "cheap" construction, yet typing with it is a pleasure. Made in GDR.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson:
1982 Erika 34

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1982 Erika 34
Serial #
6791091

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-31-2016 at 02:04PM
Last Edit: 12-31-2016 at 02:08PM

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Description:

This is a Robotron QUERTY polyglot typewriter with "dead" keys for accents and three currency symbols. It has what seems like typical "cheap" construction, yet typing with it is a pleasure. Made in GDR.


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Dan Johnson
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I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.

Although communities have arisen around other collection interests, typewriters have the advantage that those who use them also typically enjoy communicating through words, whether those words are about the machines themselves or their lives, hopes, dreams, or expressions of beauty. There's much to be appreciated here.


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