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RESERVED!  1961 Erika Model 10 Typewriter
  • RESERVED! 1961 Erika Model 10 Typewriter


    A stunning example of the ERIKA Model 10 typewriter in all black, from 1961. The Erika Model 10 is highly regarded by collectors and typists for its beauty and especially its usability. Comes complete with original case, the original Erika-branded cleaning brush set and a two-colour ribbon has been installed on the two original metal ribbon spools. In superb condition cosmetically and mechanically. The colour scheme and paint finish on this typewriter are all original to its manufacture. This typewriter has not been repainted. The styling is sublime, the typing action is springy and fast, yet solid to the touch. 

    The website "Typewriter Review" says of the Erika Model 10: "The keys seem to float on the wings of angels, where the merest whiff of thought moves your fingers to rapture. If a typewriter could be a muse, Erika would be her name. And if writing is your desire, she will inspire you to new highs." (

    The Model 10 is not common and is highly sought-after by collectors and typists alike. This model comes with the tabulator, and the type-bar disentangler key. This is the "Pullman" model which has a small lever on the right which allows the ribbon cover to raise gently for ribbon replacement, cleaning, inspection, for removing the typewriter from the base, etc.

    It has a QWERTY keyboard with extra keys for Spanish and other European languages. The typeface is a refined Erika Elite (11.5 characters to the inch). It has a new BACO two-colour ribbon (the choice of discerning collectors) and is ready to type.

    Overall, the typewriter is in superb condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. As noted above, there is a new platen. The rubber feet are in excellent and soft condition.

    This ERIKA Model 10 comes with the original faux-leather case with a lovely plaid top and bottom panel. The case is in excellent condition

    Like all of our typewriters this is a fully-working typewriter. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one year warranty. We guarantee safe delivery and provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    Please read the Introduction on the opening page of our Etsy shop for helpful details about our shop, warranty, policies, etc.

    This Erika typewriter will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase. And don't hesitate to ask for more photos or message me with any questions.

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