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1961 Erika 20 Serial # 4009695 1961 Erika 20 typewriter, Serial # 4009695 David Brechbiel's 1961 Erika 20 typewriter. 2019-03-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1961 Erika 20 Serial # 4009695 Purchased from Nick in 2018. One of the smoothest and best portables in my collection. It is the 1960's version of the Erika M! After much deliberation, I decided to flip the Z and Y keys making this a modified German keyboard. A nod to ACME Typewriter Repair (Chuck T.) for the fine key work.

1961 Erika 20 #4009695

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-16-2019 at 06:41PM
Last Edit: 03-16-2019 at 06:47PM


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Purchased from Nick in 2018. One of the smoothest and best portables in my collection. It is the 1960's version of the Erika M! After much deliberation, I decided to flip the Z and Y keys making this a modified German keyboard. A nod to ACME Typewriter Repair (Chuck T.) for the fine key work.

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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