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1958 Erika 10 Serial # 1846313 1958 Erika 10 typewriter, Serial # 1846313 Tas Kyprianou's 1958 Erika 10 typewriter. 2023-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1958 Erika 10 Serial # 1846313 I stumbled across this GEM of a typewriter on Vinted of all places and I couldn't be happier. Every single thing about it screams quality, charm and beauty. I've had it for less than a day and already know this is going to get a LOT of use. It's fast and precise whilst somehow at the same time being rather delicate to the touch. This thing is a sports car on an open road, with the sun shining, and great music on the radio. I can't wait to get going now on a few slightly overdue letters and begin letting others in our community know precisely how BRILLIANT this little Erika 10 can be.
If you've read about it, then believe the hype. If you haven't, go find one.

* A month or so later and I'm still in love. Every sound this machine makes (or doesn't make) gives me the fuzzies. The typebar returning to rest is just yummy.
PS - If any of your typeface gurus know what the 104 refers to on the slugs, I'd love to know.

1958 Erika 10 #1846313

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-05-2023 at 05:27AM
Last Edit: 06-11-2023 at 11:11AM


Description:

I stumbled across this GEM of a typewriter on Vinted of all places and I couldn't be happier. Every single thing about it screams quality, charm and beauty. I've had it for less than a day and already know this is going to get a LOT of use. It's fast and precise whilst somehow at the same time being rather delicate to the touch. This thing is a sports car on an open road, with the sun shining, and great music on the radio. I can't wait to get going now on a few slightly overdue letters and begin letting others in our community know precisely how BRILLIANT this little Erika 10 can be.
If you've read about it, then believe the hype. If you haven't, go find one.

* A month or so later and I'm still in love. Every sound this machine makes (or doesn't make) gives me the fuzzies. The typebar returning to rest is just yummy.
PS - If any of your typeface gurus know what the 104 refers to on the slugs, I'd love to know.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Clearly Mr Erika was copying Mr Smith Corona's homework : )
Clearly Mr Erika was copying Mr Smith Corona's homework : )




Complete removal with just two clips.
Complete removal with just two clips.





Green baize is SO pretty.
Green baize is SO pretty.

Yum.
Yum.

Sadly, one tiny little chip in the paintwork : (
Sadly, one tiny little chip in the paintwork : (

Love this logo.
Love this logo.











These roundhead screws are stainless (I think) and very pretty.
These roundhead screws are stainless (I think) and very pretty.




So many QUALITY springs in this machine.
So many QUALITY springs in this machine.

Clean and crisp slugs. 104 is the code but I've no idea of the proper name for the typeface. Elite sized.
Clean and crisp slugs. 104 is the code but I've no idea of the proper name for the typeface. Elite sized.

Clean and crisp slugs. 104 is the code but I've no idea of the proper name for the typeface. Elite sized.
Clean and crisp slugs. 104 is the code but I've no idea of the proper name for the typeface. Elite sized.


Guessing Spanish?
Guessing Spanish?

No idea.
No idea.



This releases the body from the case baseplate.
This releases the body from the case baseplate.

Touch control lever
Touch control lever

The cutest and most resonant of the bells I own. Gorgeous!
The cutest and most resonant of the bells I own. Gorgeous!

Even the draw cord has details to help you get a better grip on it.
Even the draw cord has details to help you get a better grip on it.

These virgin feet tell me it's spent its life in the case.
These virgin feet tell me it's spent its life in the case.

Mainspring looks teensy but seems to do the job admirably.
Mainspring looks teensy but seems to do the job admirably.

Only dust. No gunge or grime or Tippex to clean up.
Only dust. No gunge or grime or Tippex to clean up.

1958
1958


Thank you Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff for pointing out the 11.333cpi spacing.
Thank you Stanislaus Strodorodofjodoff for pointing out the 11.333cpi spacing.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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