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SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Erika Model 12 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Erika Model 12 Typewriter


    A wonderful and very rare cream-coloured ERIKA Model 12 typewriter in excellent condition from 1955. Comes complete with original case. It has been fully restored, adjusted and cleaned.  In superb condition cosmetically and mechanically. This typewriter has not been repainted; it is all original. This particular typewriter is an indescribable light colour: Summer Straw?, Sahara Sand? The lovely brown colour of the keys and platen knobs are...what? Cinnamon brown?, Nut brown?

    The styling is sublime, the typing action is springy and fast, yet solid to the touch. Erika typewriters are well-known and well-respected for the unique lever system they have for typing. This system gives a more relaxed "touch" than standard typewriters. The lovely brown colour of the keys and platen knobs add a rich counterpoint to the colour scheme. It has a QWERTY international keyboard with accents for European languages and the typeface is a beautiful Erika Pica (10 cpi). It has a new ribbon and is ready to type.

    This typewriter was included in the exhibition "Bureaucratic Forms" at Acme Studios: an exhibition of contemporary photographs and vintage typewriters. As an investment, this typewriter is an excellent choice, especially with the Acme seal. It should retain its value and even increase over time. Even with regular use.

    About Acme (more about the typewriter below):
    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling internationally in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.

    Set designers, interior designers, and others for whom the colour tone and hue is critical, please contact me for calibrated photos.

    Overall, this typewriter is in top condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. All keys type as new, the platen-roller is clean, undamaged and still soft with a durometer reading of ~93. The body finish is in excellent condition with only the slightest signs of age or use. The Chrome is in perfect condition. The rubber feet and paper feeder rollers are in excellent and soft condition.

    This Model 12 comes with the original "leather" case. The case is in excellent condition externally but has some wear on the interior. 

    The paint is all original, as are all other aspects of this beautiful typewriter.

    This extraordinary example of an Erika Model 12 typewriter will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. It will be fully insured during shipment. We are known for excellent packing and shipping. Please see our reviews.

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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