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1911 Erika 2 Serial # 7431 1911 Erika 2 typewriter, Serial # 7431 Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff's 1911 Erika 2 typewriter. 2023-07-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff: 1911 Erika 2 Serial # 7431 This is both my newest and oldest typewriter. It's also my first three bank typewriter. It is in nice working condition. Writing goes easy. The noise of typebars falling back to their rest is quite loud. I will try to put sth softening there or to replace that rubber stripe.
According to Erika s/n tables by S&N, Model 2 numbers start at 6741 in 1911. Assuming that my fellow citizens from the past (I am from Dresden) did build more than two machines per day it should be fair to assume that this is from 1911 too.
According to typewriter database, by serial number, this is the earliest Model 2 in this community!

It is remarkable how type fonts changed between the two great wars. (See my Erika 10 from post WW II.)

The typeface specimen below show a pretty nice styled font with 10 cpi and 6 lpi (single spaced).

1911 Erika 2 #7431

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff (Stanislaus)
Created: 07-08-2023 at 12:21PM
Last Edit: 07-12-2023 at 01:05AM


Description:

This is both my newest and oldest typewriter. It's also my first three bank typewriter. It is in nice working condition. Writing goes easy. The noise of typebars falling back to their rest is quite loud. I will try to put sth softening there or to replace that rubber stripe.
According to Erika s/n tables by S&N, Model 2 numbers start at 6741 in 1911. Assuming that my fellow citizens from the past (I am from Dresden) did build more than two machines per day it should be fair to assume that this is from 1911 too.
According to typewriter database, by serial number, this is the earliest Model 2 in this community!

It is remarkable how type fonts changed between the two great wars. (See my Erika 10 from post WW II.)

The typeface specimen below show a pretty nice styled font with 10 cpi and 6 lpi (single spaced).

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Typist's view. This typewriter runs smoot and easy. Top row right-most letter goes a little high but on the other hand for more than hundred years of existence this Erika is in pretty good condition.
Typist's view. This typewriter runs smoot and easy. Top row right-most letter goes a little high but on the other hand for more than hundred years of existence this Erika is in pretty good condition.

Serial number for this production period is on the right sight at segment casing.
Serial number for this production period is on the right sight at segment casing.



Model 2 has less screws visible on left cover plate.
Model 2 has less screws visible on left cover plate.

112 years old Lady erika.
112 years old Lady erika.


112 years old Lady erika.
112 years old Lady erika.



Typist's view.
Typist's view.





Topsy-turvy. The sheet metal which is covering bell and spring barrel still exists.
Topsy-turvy. The sheet metal which is covering bell and spring barrel still exists.

Value ..  Absolutely true for this typewriter.
Value .. Absolutely true for this typewriter.

First row clearly reads qWERTz and WERT is German for value.
First row clearly reads qWERTz and WERT is German for value.

Hunter: Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff (Stanislaus)

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A bloke from Germany who used to have a small computers collection to get the history of typing and text processing over periods of time. An S&N Ideal model D was the first in early 80ies. Later to be followed by an IBM Selectric as the step towards digital. Someother devices I used for typing in my professional and personal life, such as a Commodore CBM and Macintosh as well as a VAXstation as well as other things to process characters, were in the collection. The collection was ressolved due to space issues.
Today the Selectric, the Ideal D and a Macintosh Classic II are the remains from the past. Over recent years an Optima Plana, a Mignon, a S&N model S, a S&N model 10, a folding Erika by S&N and most recently an Erika 20 (disguised as a Neckermann Brillant Super) have been added. All in working condition and with fresh ribbons.
Please enjoy my galleries.

I am also looking for stuff, well stuff that anyone wants to collect: special typefonts (olde German), IBM printing elements for the 88 character machine, Mignon type cylinders and pointer-plates, mint condition Smith-Coronas...



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