1966 Erika CBM 40 #4094327
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-04-2016 at 08:39AM
Last Edit: 01-04-2016 at 08:40AM
This rebrand of the Erika 40 is labeled Model 47 on the back but says CBM 40 on the ribbon cover. It has a Hebrew keyboard, and so types from right to left. The machine's carriage return lever is on the right, unlike conventional Erika 40s, where it is on the left and unlike my Hermes 3000 with a Hebrew keyboard. Made in USSR-occupied East Germany and imported into the U.S. by Continental Typewriter Trading Corp., New York City. So, perhaps CBM stands from Continental Business Machines.
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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