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1973 Erika 42 Serial # 4942211 1973 Erika 42 typewriter, Serial # 4942211 Tas Kyprianou's 1973 Erika 42 typewriter. 2024-02-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1973 Erika 42 Serial # 4942211 Spotted in a local recycling facility, priced at Ā£10. Typed wonderfully but the Jiminy Cricket-sounding lady at the counter said to me "Why do you want another typewriter if you have others at home?" . . . so I left it. It looked spotless inside and felt better to use than my old Erika 105 (and that was really good) so there's a little bit of me that might return to the recycling centre another time and save it . . .

1973 Erika 42 #4942211

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 02-02-2024 at 08:01AM
Last Edit: 02-02-2024 at 08:09AM


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Spotted in a local recycling facility, priced at Ā£10. Typed wonderfully but the Jiminy Cricket-sounding lady at the counter said to me "Why do you want another typewriter if you have others at home?" . . . so I left it. It looked spotless inside and felt better to use than my old Erika 105 (and that was really good) so there's a little bit of me that might return to the recycling centre another time and save it . . .

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Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

Tas Kyprianou's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4045

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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