1953 Erika 9 #1328103
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-09-2021 at 03:38AM
Last Edit: 01-09-2021 at 03:40AM
The Seidel & Naumann Company in Dresden was an important German manufacturer of typewriters along the 20th century. Its first production, the "Ideal A" was also the most 'famous, a wonderful machine, today much sought. Under the name "Erika" the company produced a large number of portable typewriters between the 20s and 60s, many models with different numbers but often very similar to each other. Here the number 9, produced after the war. When many companies, Olivetti first but also many American ones, were busy in those years looking for new aesthetic and mechanical solutions for typewriters, the Dresden-based company could not find better than producing machines that looked like those of 20 years earlier....not a great improvement....
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have been an Italian typewriter collector for many many years. At that time, I loved very old typewriters from late 1800s to early 1900s. After a break of a few years I returned to collect typewriters but no longer so old, I prefer now the design of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Yes, I am an affectionate collector of Olivetti, of course, but I'm attracted to all the other brands from that period, not just Italian.