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1963 Erika Model 10 Typewriter in Original Safari Colours
  • 1963 Erika Model 10 Typewriter in Original Safari Colours


    A handsome example of the ERIKA Model 10 typewriter in safari colours, from 1964. The Erika Model 10 is highly regarded by collectors and typists for its beauty and especially its usability. In superb condition cosmetically and mechanically. The colour scheme and paint finish on this typewriter are all original to its manufacture. This typewriter has all original colours.

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! In the last 7 years, our typewriters arrived damage-free 99.4% of the time. So please don’t be concerned about buying from us just because we seem far away. Acme typewriters 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. 

    The styling of this Erika 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.

    This typewriter has a QWERTY keyboard with extra keys for European languages. The typeface is a refined Erika Pica (10 characters to the inch) which is very similar to Olympia's Congress Pica typeface. It has a new two-colour ribbon and is ready to type. It comes with a new ribbon and is ready to type.

    Overall, the typewriter is in superb condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. The rubber feet are in excellent and soft condition. The platen is clean, smooth and makes a fine imprint.

    A lovely, faux-leather case is available at a cost of 50$.

    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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