Erika 42

$0.00 AUD

The Olympia typewriter factory split at the end of the Second World War with new production starting in West Germany under the Olympia brand and the old factory which was in East Germany making under the Optima and Erika brand names. This one was made sometime in the 1970's or early 80's and would have been one of the typewriters that were made for export. These machines have a good reputation as  quality typewriters and for having a nice "touch". This one is a Mod 42 in good working order and is in a two tone off white and airforce blue colour with charcoal  keys. It  types well and is in a very good condition with only a few minor marks and some slight discolouration in places. It has the Erika logo on the front and has the slightly larger  Erika "pica" sized font giving you 10 letters to the inch.

This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and is fitted with a new top quality American made  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 colours. It would then be best to rewind the new ribbon onto the spools that are currently fitted into the typewriter.

The typewriter measures 32 cm across by 32 cm deep by 11 cm high and comes with a black coloured hard vinyl case with red interior lining with pocket. The two latches to close and handle work well. The case has some marks and signs of wear on both the inside and outside, but generally it is in a good functional condition.

This is a good quality 1970's typewriter in full working order and a nice touch.

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"My Olivetti arrived a couple days ago. Got a chance to test it out and it works like a dream (you wouldn’t guess it was nearly half a century old). Thank you for including the original metal spools, it adds a great touch to the machine. Looking forward to adding another typewriter to the collection sometime soon..." - Jake

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