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1962 Erika 12 Pullman Serial # 2084100 1962 Erika 12 Pullman typewriter, Serial # 2084100 James Gifford's 1962 Erika 12 Pullman typewriter. 2017-12-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1962 Erika 12 Pullman Serial # 2084100 I drove four hours to pick up this machine. I'm partial to two-tone typewriters, it seems. This is clearly badged as an Erika on the front, though Humber 77, an Optima variant for the Canadian market, is etched on the back. I guess that makes it a bit of a hybrid of two variants.

The machine came with brushes that might not have come with the machine, as it also came with two Smith-Corona touch-typing manuals.

I've read some speculation about the Humber name. My guess would be it relates to the Humber River, which runs through the west end of Toronto.

1962 Erika 12 Pullman #2084100

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-31-2017 at 09:25AM
Last Edit: 12-31-2017 at 09:28AM


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I drove four hours to pick up this machine. I'm partial to two-tone typewriters, it seems. This is clearly badged as an Erika on the front, though Humber 77, an Optima variant for the Canadian market, is etched on the back. I guess that makes it a bit of a hybrid of two variants.

The machine came with brushes that might not have come with the machine, as it also came with two Smith-Corona touch-typing manuals.

I've read some speculation about the Humber name. My guess would be it relates to the Humber River, which runs through the west end of Toronto.

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Brush bag.
Brush bag.


Cloth. I love that it matches the ribbon cover.
Cloth. I love that it matches the ribbon cover.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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