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1982 Erika 105 Serial # 6880490 1982 Erika 105 typewriter, Serial # 6880490 Tas Kyprianou's 1982 Erika 105 typewriter. 2022-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1982 Erika 105 Serial # 6880490 This, to me, is the Lamy Safari of the typewriter world. A typewriter that won't win many hearts with its beauty but one that just gets on with the job at hand really really well. It types really quickly, the keys seem to be just in the right place and produce fewer user-error typos than a lot of my other typewriters. It is "thwacky" though.
I paid Ā£20.90 for this almost brand new machine and considering how much engineering is inside this thing (2000+ components) is WAY better value than the three bits of plastic and two bits of metal you pay for on a Lamy Safari.

1982 Erika 105 #6880490

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 08:18AM
Last Edit: 04-26-2022 at 07:05AM


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This, to me, is the Lamy Safari of the typewriter world. A typewriter that won't win many hearts with its beauty but one that just gets on with the job at hand really really well. It types really quickly, the keys seem to be just in the right place and produce fewer user-error typos than a lot of my other typewriters. It is "thwacky" though.
I paid Ā£20.90 for this almost brand new machine and considering how much engineering is inside this thing (2000+ components) is WAY better value than the three bits of plastic and two bits of metal you pay for on a Lamy Safari.

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Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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