1920’s Rare Working Erika Portable Manual Typewriter – Folding Keyboard – New Ribbon, Case
Working Erika vintage, manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was produced in the 1920’s. Regardless of such old age, the machine works very well! The comfortable keys are responsive and it provides customisable functions for comfortable typing. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, margin setters, ribbon selector (for the colour change), the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This German made typewriter is fitted with a new ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it and without any hassle. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
The overall condition is good. The keys work and rarely stick. Please note that there are signs of use and age. The shift can be tricky at times and requires the carriage to be pressed down after pressing the caps key.
This almost 100 year old word processor would be ideal for writers and authors, especially in the creative field. It will also be a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.
The vintage Erika typewriter is located in London, UK.