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1978 Erika 105 Serial # 5884833 1978 Erika 105 typewriter, Serial # 5884833 James Gifford's 1978 Erika 105 typewriter. 2017-10-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1978 Erika 105 Serial # 5884833 Just in time for Thanksgiving in Ontario. An orange beauty, a sweet Erika Daro 105. A friend of mine was examining it at the vendor's stall and I patiently waited for him to pass before making an offer. I bought my friend a muffin and a coffee, not as a bribe. More of a payoff.

This appears to be a 105, according to the manual, which I've photographed in full. The tab, according to the manual, suggests this is a 105. This model has some neat functions. You can "free-wheel" the platen to print on forms, for one. And you can stick a pencil "in the hole of the left or the right line adjusting device 19 and turn the platen turning knob 3 or 15 by which vertical lines are produced; by moving the carriage to the left or the right, horizontal lines will be produced."

1978 Erika 105 #5884833

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 10-08-2017 at 01:04PM
Last Edit: 10-10-2017 at 08:45AM


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Just in time for Thanksgiving in Ontario. An orange beauty, a sweet Erika Daro 105. A friend of mine was examining it at the vendor's stall and I patiently waited for him to pass before making an offer. I bought my friend a muffin and a coffee, not as a bribe. More of a payoff.

This appears to be a 105, according to the manual, which I've photographed in full. The tab, according to the manual, suggests this is a 105. This model has some neat functions. You can "free-wheel" the platen to print on forms, for one. And you can stick a pencil "in the hole of the left or the right line adjusting device 19 and turn the platen turning knob 3 or 15 by which vertical lines are produced; by moving the carriage to the left or the right, horizontal lines will be produced."

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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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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