1960 Erika 12 #2061216
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-18-2020 at 01:12PM
Last Edit: 10-16-2020 at 05:58AM
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.
Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.