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1979 Erika 60 Serial # 6136152 1979 Erika 60 typewriter, Serial # 6136152 Pekka Sallinen's 1979 Erika 60 typewriter. 2024-01-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Pekka Sallinen: 1979 Erika 60 Serial # 6136152 Quite nice Erika in good shape. This cost me 10 liters of diesel while driving to pick it up, a bargain even with European fuel prices I would say.

The owner told this Erika 60 was used by a local politician in a small town near Tampere, Finland, and has seem some use. Seems well maintained though, and came with cleaning tools. I bet the original owner was a Social Democrat, as East German exported products popular among SDP activcists back in the day, things like Wartburg cars, some cameras, and the typewriters. They were not bad, as the exported east block products were relatively good quality - at least when compared to domestic Soviet products.

This is the second late-model Erika I have, the other is mod. 53, and I like them both. The plastic cover is what it is, but these seem to be serious writing tools.

1979 Erika 60 #6136152

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Pekka Sallinen (peksalli)
Created: 01-29-2024 at 10:10AM
Last Edit: 01-29-2024 at 11:03AM


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Quite nice Erika in good shape. This cost me 10 liters of diesel while driving to pick it up, a bargain even with European fuel prices I would say.

The owner told this Erika 60 was used by a local politician in a small town near Tampere, Finland, and has seem some use. Seems well maintained though, and came with cleaning tools. I bet the original owner was a Social Democrat, as East German exported products popular among SDP activcists back in the day, things like Wartburg cars, some cameras, and the typewriters. They were not bad, as the exported east block products were relatively good quality - at least when compared to domestic Soviet products.

This is the second late-model Erika I have, the other is mod. 53, and I like them both. The plastic cover is what it is, but these seem to be serious writing tools.

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