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1929 Erika 5 Serial # 94124 1929 Erika 5 typewriter, Serial # 94124 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1929 Erika 5 typewriter. 2021-01-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1929 Erika 5 Serial # 94124 This is my Erika 5 from 1929 (serial number 94124). It is in a pretty good condition for its age and types perfectly. There are some scratches here and there and the carriage frame panels (if you call them that) have lost their chromy shine but its touch and typing action is brilliant, which is the reason why it is my favourite typewriter so far.
There was some cleaning to be done when I got it and I had to get the platen release lever and some 'new' feed rollers for it to work. Since it was my first cleaning/repair job, I was pretty anxious about the whole operation but it worked out really well I think.

1929 Erika 5 #94124

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-18-2020 at 03:12AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 02:45AM


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This is my Erika 5 from 1929 (serial number 94124). It is in a pretty good condition for its age and types perfectly. There are some scratches here and there and the carriage frame panels (if you call them that) have lost their chromy shine but its touch and typing action is brilliant, which is the reason why it is my favourite typewriter so far.
There was some cleaning to be done when I got it and I had to get the platen release lever and some 'new' feed rollers for it to work. Since it was my first cleaning/repair job, I was pretty anxious about the whole operation but it worked out really well I think.

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Front
Front

Erika 5 keys
Erika 5 keys

Erika 5 right side
Erika 5 right side

Erika 5 left side
Erika 5 left side

Erika 5 back
Erika 5 back

Erika 5 typebars and platen
Erika 5 typebars and platen

Erika 5 with open case
Erika 5 with open case

Erika 5 case
Erika 5 case

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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