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09-12-2018 23:32:30  #1


erika 10 misaligned type

I just acquired an Erika Model 10. All seems okay except the capitals are way off alignment with lower case (by a couple millimeters)- but only when I depress the left shift key. With the right shift the letters are spot on. Any advice on how to proceed? Is there any source with instructions on addressing this sort of issue?

 

10-12-2018 03:00:44  #2


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

On the following websites are typewriter manuals, perhaps this can help: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-manuals.html

 

 

29-12-2018 14:57:52  #3


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

Recently, links to the Xavier website haven’t been working for me. If this is a problem with you too, check out https://www.typewriterdatabase.com/RD-Typewriter-Tips.index.manual! Hope this helps!


Your pal,
Gabe
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-George Bernard Shaw

 
 

29-12-2018 16:36:56  #4


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

This link is a reprint from a late 1960's Readers Digest Home Repair Manual.  If you look closely, the typewriter used for the illustrations in an Olympia Splendid 66.  As far as it goes, it gives reasonable advice.

 

31-12-2018 19:43:33  #5


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

Sorry, where is the link to Reader's Digest that you mention?

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01-1-2019 13:19:22  #6


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

Recently, links to the Xavier website haven’t been working for me. If this is a problem with you too, check out https://www.typewriterdatabase.com/RD-Typewriter-Tips.index.manual! Hope this helps!Your pal,
Gabe
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-George Bernard Shaw


The link is in the posting above !

 

 

03-1-2019 14:56:15  #7


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

Recently, links to the Xavier website haven’t been working for me.

You can use archive.org if nothing else is available, see my comment here. Richard Polt has by now confirmed the problem on the TYPEWRITERS Yahoo group and recommends just using HTTPS.

 

03-1-2019 17:16:12  #8


Re: erika 10 misaligned type

good, I get the general idea from the Readers Digest reprint. Now it looks like I will need a spanner screwdriver to loosen the lock nut. Appears to be about a 4mm +or- gap over the adjusting screw. Anyone able to tell me what the size is  (is there a German standard), or where is a good source for a set of tools in that approximate range?

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