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1961 Optima Super Serial # 1968976 1961 Optima Super typewriter, Serial # 1968976 Mark Rosenzweig's 1961 Optima Super typewriter. 2022-02-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1961 Optima Super Serial # 1968976 This Optima is a rebranded Erika 10. Made in East Germany (the back of the machine is stamped "Germany - USSR"). It came with its case, which is in relatively good condition, although the latch needed fixing. Removing the typewriter from the case is not intuitive. There are left- and right-side release levers but they are under the ribbon cover.

1961 Optima Super #1968976

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 03-26-2017 at 03:25PM
Last Edit: 02-02-2022 at 12:27AM


Description:

This Optima is a rebranded Erika 10. Made in East Germany (the back of the machine is stamped "Germany - USSR"). It came with its case, which is in relatively good condition, although the latch needed fixing. Removing the typewriter from the case is not intuitive. There are left- and right-side release levers but they are under the ribbon cover.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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