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1940 Erika 5 Tab Serial # 877139/5 1940 Erika 5 Tab typewriter, Serial # 877139/5 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1940 Erika 5 Tab typewriter. 2019-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1940 Erika 5 Tab Serial # 877139/5 This particular Erika 5 has some history attached to it; It was imported from Argentina, where itself was imported when it was new in 1940. Of course, Argentina and Germany have always had some relationship both economically and culturally (given the number of ethnic Germans living there at the time) and this Argentine-market Spanish/Portuguese Erika is part of that.
It is a stout machine, and despite having been made in the thick of the second world war it is still plushly appointed. It has the typical heavy but precise Germanic feel, and while it isn't the most ergonomic machine it is still handsome and good fun to use. Control layout takes some getting used to, and the platens seem to be made of the same slow-set concrete Royal favoured, but they are reliable and make a statement on any desk.

- Sean

1940 Erika 5 Tab #877139/5

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-13-2019 at 08:23PM
Last Edit: 05-13-2019 at 08:23PM


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This particular Erika 5 has some history attached to it; It was imported from Argentina, where itself was imported when it was new in 1940. Of course, Argentina and Germany have always had some relationship both economically and culturally (given the number of ethnic Germans living there at the time) and this Argentine-market Spanish/Portuguese Erika is part of that.
It is a stout machine, and despite having been made in the thick of the second world war it is still plushly appointed. It has the typical heavy but precise Germanic feel, and while it isn't the most ergonomic machine it is still handsome and good fun to use. Control layout takes some getting used to, and the platens seem to be made of the same slow-set concrete Royal favoured, but they are reliable and make a statement on any desk.

- Sean

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