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1935 Erika 6 Serial # 516316/6 1935 Erika 6 typewriter, Serial # 516316/6 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1935 Erika 6 typewriter. 2016-10-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1935 Erika 6 Serial # 516316/6 This is a good one, or I should say this WILL be a good one.

Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, because there are many things in it going wrong. Apart from a broken drawband, there´s a bit of rust and one of the springs that pull the typebars is broken, and that´s quite important.

The Erika 6 (and other Erika portables) use a weird system of springs instead of the usual links between the key lever and the typebar. This achieves huge victories in two fronts: flatter typewriter and lightning-responsive typing. The downside is the deafening noise it makes, because these spring driven typebars hit the platen quite hard.

As for now, it will have to wait for a while, because my repair queue is getting a bit out of control. Anyway, I´m eager to pit this one against its close relative, the Modell S. Who will be victorious?

1935 Erika 6 #516316/6

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-19-2016 at 08:11AM
Last Edit: 10-19-2016 at 08:38AM


Description:

This is a good one, or I should say this WILL be a good one.

Currently it´s waiting to be repaired, because there are many things in it going wrong. Apart from a broken drawband, there´s a bit of rust and one of the springs that pull the typebars is broken, and that´s quite important.

The Erika 6 (and other Erika portables) use a weird system of springs instead of the usual links between the key lever and the typebar. This achieves huge victories in two fronts: flatter typewriter and lightning-responsive typing. The downside is the deafening noise it makes, because these spring driven typebars hit the platen quite hard.

As for now, it will have to wait for a while, because my repair queue is getting a bit out of control. Anyway, I´m eager to pit this one against its close relative, the Modell S. Who will be victorious?

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Erikas have beautiful carriages, and this one is no exception.
Erikas have beautiful carriages, and this one is no exception.









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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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