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SORRY, SOLD! 1963 Erika Model 10 Typewriter in Pristine Condition
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1963 Erika Model 10 Typewriter in Pristine Condition


    A typewriter collector, who is a regular client of Acme, once accused me of having a "time machine" in which I went back in time to get my typewriters. He just could not believe the quality and condition of my typewriters. For the record, it is not true. What is true is that I hunt relentlessly throughout Europe for typewriters for my clients. For every one that I buy, I probably have rejected 50. I believe firmly that a finer example of the Model 10 typewriter has not been offered for sale in the 21st century. 

    This Erika is a product of that never-ending pursuit of the finest examples of European typewriters. It is a very rare cream-coloured ERIKA Model 10 typewriter in pristine condition from 1963. Comes complete with original case also in pristine 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 are...what? Cinnamon brown?, Nut brown?

    This Erika typewriter comes from Amsterdam and was originally owned by a postwar theatre designer who, later, became a university lecturer. It comes with the original cleaning brushes, User Manual and original metal ribbon spools.

    The styling is sublime, the typing action is steady and fast, solid but soft 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 add a rich counterpoint to the colour scheme. It has an original QWERTY international keyboard with accents for European languages and the typeface is a beautiful Erika Congress Pica (10 cpi). It has a new ribbon and is ready to type.

    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 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.

    For a discussion of the Erika Model 10, please see:

    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 pristine condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. All keys type as new. The platen-roller is smooth and clean and has an excellent softness measured at ~92 on the hardness scale (Shore A). The body finish is in pristine condition with almost no 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 10 comes with the original "leather" case. The case is in superb condition externally and internally.  Many Erika cases have deformed bases (a design flaw) which makes transport difficult. This case is in perfect condition with no deformity.

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

    This extraordinary example of an Erika Model 10 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 on Etsy.

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

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