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1980 Erika 127 Serial # 6421323 1980 Erika 127 typewriter, Serial # 6421323 Germano Peres's 1980 Erika 127 typewriter. 2022-06-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Germano Peres: 1980 Erika 127 Serial # 6421323 My second machine obtained by a swap in Paraguay a bit before the pandemy. Originally the idea was to get a sister of my "Frau Erika" 105 in Brazilian Portuguese, but the post-1976 models never come to my country by a strong reserve-market law.

Finding on Marketplace in neighbor countries i saw several Spanish versions of these Erikas mostly in Argentina, a bit longer, and one very close from home. Not overprized like in Brazil but a bit expensive for my budget, i negotiated for several days when the seller ask me for a older PC joystick that i had for sale, and we close deal. The 127 is same as 105 with more wider carriage.

The machine seems very little use, almost in mint condition and comes ready to use. The only detail is that it doesn't have the suitcase, but do not affect. And the typeface is my favorite, Krystall 10cpi. Same as in the electric Robotron 202 of Hauptmann Wiesler in the film The Life of Others.

I call her "Erika Choque" for a reason. The arrangement is Spanish but some strange, too much fraction signs and the symbol "$b", searching for this discovered that it was the older Bolivian Peso. Choque is a common originary lastname in that country and in Spanish significates "crash"

Definitely the machine was originally imported in Bolivia and i don't know how was taken to Paraguay but it was in the 80's had to be smuggled, where then ruled a brutal dictatorship and no way to legally import Eastern Bloc products there.

1980 Erika 127 #6421323

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Germano Peres (Tatianinho85)
Created: 06-08-2022 at 11:47AM
Last Edit: 06-10-2022 at 09:19AM


Description:

My second machine obtained by a swap in Paraguay a bit before the pandemy. Originally the idea was to get a sister of my "Frau Erika" 105 in Brazilian Portuguese, but the post-1976 models never come to my country by a strong reserve-market law.

Finding on Marketplace in neighbor countries i saw several Spanish versions of these Erikas mostly in Argentina, a bit longer, and one very close from home. Not overprized like in Brazil but a bit expensive for my budget, i negotiated for several days when the seller ask me for a older PC joystick that i had for sale, and we close deal. The 127 is same as 105 with more wider carriage.

The machine seems very little use, almost in mint condition and comes ready to use. The only detail is that it doesn't have the suitcase, but do not affect. And the typeface is my favorite, Krystall 10cpi. Same as in the electric Robotron 202 of Hauptmann Wiesler in the film The Life of Others.

I call her "Erika Choque" for a reason. The arrangement is Spanish but some strange, too much fraction signs and the symbol "$b", searching for this discovered that it was the older Bolivian Peso. Choque is a common originary lastname in that country and in Spanish significates "crash"

Definitely the machine was originally imported in Bolivia and i don't know how was taken to Paraguay but it was in the 80's had to be smuggled, where then ruled a brutal dictatorship and no way to legally import Eastern Bloc products there.

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My cat admires the mechanical perfection
My cat admires the mechanical perfection

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Typebar details

Hunter: Germano Peres (Tatianinho85)

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A tipically 80's Cold-War boy. Brazilian born in exile, with the time i was interested with my homeland, GDR and the Eastern Bloc technologies, but didn't have old enough to live this. I grown up with computers and never had more than marginal contact with typewriters in my childhood, my passion was growing along with mine Ostalgie and started my collection sometime ago when withdrew my father's older Erika from its long letargy.

Since 2023 i'm a Right student, in path to be a lawyer and that re-inforces my passion with typeriters. I prefer the 80's portable models.

I will try to get information about the world of Brazilian typewriters, mostly not known outside South America.



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