1961? Optima Super #1982128
Created: 10-26-2014 at 08:36AM
Last Edit: 10-26-2014 at 08:36AM
This is a relabeled 1961 or '62 Erika 10. Beautiful machine. When I got it, it was smudged with ribbon ink and vandalized (some jerk had poked holes in the ribbon color indicator with a ballpoint pen). The spacebar was missing. It turns out that the 6-inch spacebar is an unusual length, but one of my parts machines, a Royal Safari, had one of that length. Does the color match? No. But the typewriter works fine now. It's going up for sale at The Urban Legend Institute.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-2019, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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VINTAGE OPTIMA SUPER PORTABLE TYPEWRITER/CASE QWERTY KEYBOARD
Current Price: USD 275.00
Typewriters > Aliquippa,PA,USA
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