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1960 Erika 12 Serial # 2061216 1960 Erika 12 typewriter, Serial # 2061216 Laurenz van Gaalen's 1960 Erika 12 typewriter. 2020-06-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Laurenz van Gaalen: 1960 Erika 12 Serial # 2061216 Well build, solid typewriter. Everything is made from metal, except for the plastic keytops and platen knobs. Those platen knobs seem to be the only weak spot. They were a bit loose and one had a tear.

The key action is firm and light. But, when typing fast, the keylevers concurrently hit the universal bar. This results in a sometimes noticeable kick back. The only way to prevent this, is to type at a slower pace.

Sold 6/2020.

1960 Erika 12 #2061216

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-18-2020 at 01:12PM
Last Edit: 06-24-2020 at 11:15AM


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Well build, solid typewriter. Everything is made from metal, except for the plastic keytops and platen knobs. Those platen knobs seem to be the only weak spot. They were a bit loose and one had a tear.

The key action is firm and light. But, when typing fast, the keylevers concurrently hit the universal bar. This results in a sometimes noticeable kick back. The only way to prevent this, is to type at a slower pace.

Sold 6/2020.

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Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)

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I live in The Netherlands.
Most common typewriter brands over here are Triumph/Adler, Olympia, Erika, Olivetti, Remington and Brother.
I collect and restore typewriters to learn about their design and to write with them.



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