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Maintenance & Repairs » Old, rusty Underwood » 11-12-2013 10:20:42

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Hello. I just bought a Underwood Typewriter, and i don't know what model it is.
Can anybody help me? Also, it's very dirty machine so i have naturally tried to clean it, but i can't get under the platen roller. I wan't to take it out, so i can clean it, but i want to avoid taking the whole machine apart (for now...) Right now, i just wan't to try typing on it. Can the platen roller be taken out easily? It looks a lot like a standard No. 5, But it say 46 instead (in the same place)

Any help would be great.

I bought this machine in Denmark and it have a Danish keyboard.
Here are some photos:

Portable Typewriters » Erika model 10 » 06-12-2013 18:41:48

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That's neat! Do you like yours?
I took me a while to discover that it was a model 10. A famous Danish writer named Karen Blixen used the same machine and I stumbled upon a fan page of hers, instantly recognizing my Erika.
I'm happy to help, while seeking help at the same time.

That's the strange thing, how can my Erika be from the 1950's when DDR started around 1963?

Thanks for the post edit. I'm on my iPad now and I can't access flash online (which is required for posting pictures directly in a post) I did read the FAQ but I couldn't find the bar needed to post pictures directly, so I figured that it was the flash-thing that wasn't accessible on my iPad.

Portable Typewriters » Erika model 10 » 06-12-2013 17:45:22

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Hello, my name is Karl and I'm new here.
Recently, I bought a pretty Erika typewriter. But I don't know much about it.
I know that it's probably a model 10 and that it's made in Germany.
It says DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) on the back, but when I checked the serial number, two websites told me that it was made before DDR existed.

I'm eager to learn anything about this machine.
Here are some images of her... Also, I'm from Denmark, so the keyboard have an additional Æ, Ø and Å, to the right.

Portable Typewriters » Groma Kolibri Luxus » 06-12-2013 17:24:48

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So many pretty typewriters! I'm gonna love it here!
And nice Olympia Traveller DeLuxe in green. My first working typewriter was a white Olympia Traveller DeLuxe. It writes great, but sometimes the ribbon-holder don't pop back down after a keystroke.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 06-12-2013 16:37:05

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Hello, fellow typewriter enthusiasts! I'm new on this forum and it wasn't long ago I fund a beaten up typewriter in a junkyard, with a cursive typeface. By the way, my name is Karl and I live in Denmark, Scandinavia.
Since the typewriter I found, was too busted to type a decent line, I went hunting for one in a better condition with blood on my tooth. Now I own 5 working typewriters and "The Cursive Corpse" as I call it.
Most of my typewriters are German models, Olympia. But I also own a Brother from Japan.
I mostly like the manual typewriters and I used to hate electric typewriters, but I'm starting to warm up to them. Maybe one day, I'll buy one. But if a pretty little manual machine sits next to it, I'll probably go for the manual.

My most recent purchase, is a Erika mod. 10. And I'm dying to know more about it, but I can't post with links yet, so I guess I have to wait.

I'm new to typewriter collection and I like typing letters and short stories on them just as much as collecting them.

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