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1953 Erika 10 Serial # 1791377 1953 Erika 10 typewriter, Serial # 1791377 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1953 Erika 10 typewriter. 2018-12-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1953 Erika 10 Serial # 1791377 A collector's machine, that's what it is. Because it won't get much use apart from filling a slot on the shelves.

I acquired it because it had a really nice price tag and it had a keyboard layout I had never seen before. And it worked, which is always a nice bonus were it not for the little fact that I can't read Bulgarian. I can identify the letters (the layout is FUEISH) and I've heard Bulgarian is a really tough to learn language. The seller was Bulgarian, and so far my experiene with him is flawless. Around a dozen typewriters, and all of them a great bargain!

Another interesting detail I think I've noticed (I may be wrong) is that this typewriter has an older Bulgarian layout and it even has some characters no longer used. I can't easily verify this (maybe I could ask a Bulgarian neighbour), so any information on this is welcome.

1953 Erika 10 #1791377

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-12-2018 at 11:20AM
Last Edit: 12-12-2018 at 11:57AM


Description:

A collector's machine, that's what it is. Because it won't get much use apart from filling a slot on the shelves.

I acquired it because it had a really nice price tag and it had a keyboard layout I had never seen before. And it worked, which is always a nice bonus were it not for the little fact that I can't read Bulgarian. I can identify the letters (the layout is FUEISH) and I've heard Bulgarian is a really tough to learn language. The seller was Bulgarian, and so far my experiene with him is flawless. Around a dozen typewriters, and all of them a great bargain!

Another interesting detail I think I've noticed (I may be wrong) is that this typewriter has an older Bulgarian layout and it even has some characters no longer used. I can't easily verify this (maybe I could ask a Bulgarian neighbour), so any information on this is welcome.

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Quality control from Eastern Germany
Quality control from Eastern Germany








Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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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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