A lovely pale pastel green coloured Erika Model 12 portable typewriter with darker green keys , space bar and carriage knobs made in Dresden , East Germany in 1961 . 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 font giving you 12 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 good condition with just some marks to the paintwork mainly at the back right hand corner where there is small dent and mark and there is some slight discolouration on the top of the carriage .There is also a small mark on the space bar and some wear to the " e " key top. It types nicely and has been professionally cleaned ,serviced, adjusted and tested . It is in full working order and is fitted with a new Group 1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on .
We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons at $12.50 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black, blue and purple. A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months .
It measures 30 cms across by 32 cms deep by 11 cms high and comes with a smart tan coloured carry case which is also 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.There is a small split in the handle but it is still fully functional.
We also include a 2 page photo copy of the a Model 12 Erika 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 .
Delivery from our UK workrooms directly to you anywhere within Australia is included in the price .You just need to allow 5-7 working days for the delivery.