1967 Erika 30 #4086409
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-06-2019 at 07:04AM
Last Edit: 07-06-2019 at 07:07AM
This could be the "less interesting" typewriter of the foursome I found waiting to be rescued in a warehouse 20 km away from home. All of them were "de luxe" typewriters (Olivetti Studio de Luxe, Welco 200 de Luxe and Olympia SF de Luxe) except this one, which is just a plain Erika 30, without de Luxe features.
Apart from that, the ribbon cover is broken. The only thing that keeps it together is the felt layer under the plastic. Then, the case is a bit battered, the typewriter itself poorly looked after... But since I couldn't take home all the typewriters in that warehouse I had to choose and even with all these defects it was one of the 4 that were worth rescuing. Sadly, there was a Regia Mixta beyond any hope of repair...
The good news is that it works. It's quite user-friendly, and the best feature is the beautiful typeface. In addition, the first character in the typeface sample is something unusual. What c/1 could be? And o/s? I have no clue. Apart from that, I think this is the first Erika branded 30 here, because there are other two CBM 30. The usual mess with Erika brands...
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.