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1936 Erika M Serial # 596260/M 1936 Erika M typewriter, Serial # 596260/M Mei Travis's 1936 Erika M typewriter. 2021-03-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1936 Erika M Serial # 596260/M A friend was out thrift shopping on March 27, 2021, saw this and thought of me. It's definitely a project machine, but everything should work once I clean it, learn how to install a drawband, and fix the detached line spacing. It's like holding a newborn baby for the first time. I'm not even sure where to begin, so I'll start with long affectionate gazes while I do more research.

1936 Erika M #596260/M

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 03-27-2021 at 11:38PM
Last Edit: 03-29-2021 at 02:00AM


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A friend was out thrift shopping on March 27, 2021, saw this and thought of me. It's definitely a project machine, but everything should work once I clean it, learn how to install a drawband, and fix the detached line spacing. It's like holding a newborn baby for the first time. I'm not even sure where to begin, so I'll start with long affectionate gazes while I do more research.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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