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1982 Erika 105 Serial # 6880490 1982 Erika 105 typewriter, Serial # 6880490 Tas Kyprianou's 1982 Erika 105 typewriter. 2022-10-02 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 (600+ 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: 10-02-2022 at 08:00AM


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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 (600+ 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 with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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