1977 Erika 48 #5739219
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 01:40AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2017 at 08:46AM
I found this plain Jane down at a local market for about CAN$25. I was drawn by the heritage of the machine, not the looks. Earlier Erikas were beautiful typewriters; this late model represents the end of the line. It actually types quite well, in all its East German glory. Note the extra-wide carriage, which I usually steer away from, but the Erika Daro is uncommon on this side of the pond, so I had to have it.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.