A lovely pale pastel green coloured Erika Model 10 portable typewriter with darker green keys, space bar and carriage knobs made in Dresden, East Germany in 1960. Erika was a brand name used by Seidel & Naumann and the same plant was used to restart under the Erika, Optima and Bijou names after the war. This one is a fine example of a wonderfully engineered and made machine and is one of the last they made with a metal body and made to such an exacting standard. This one types with the standard "Elite " sized type face giving you 11 letters to the inch.
It has the Erika badge on the front and the manufactures details on the back. The ribbon cover swings open and has a wonderful green baize lining.
The metal body and silver chrome work are all in a generally very good condition with some small marks to the enamel paintwork in places and some marks to the chrome work on the carriage lever. It types nicely and has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested and is in full working order and fitted with a new top quality American made ribbon ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on.
We can supply Universal typewriter ribbons from $13.90 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black and a range of other colour options.
It measures 30 cm across by 32 cm deep by 11 cm high and comes with a smart tan coloured carry case which is in a very good condition for its age. The typewriter fits into the base and the cover fits over the top. Both the fastening to close and the handle work well and it has a internal file pocket on the inside of the lid for your paperwork.
We also include a 2 page photo copy of the instruction manual which has all the features listed and instructions to get the best from your Erika typewriter.
This is a highly collectable, wonderfully made 1960's working typewriter in a lovely colour.