Naumann Erika Typewriter

Naumann Erika Typewriter

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This Erika Modell M typewriter was manufactured by Seidel & Naumann of Dresden, Germany during the 1930s. The typewriter is a manual typewriter, with glass-covered QWERTY keys. The Erika model typewriters were made to be portable, and this model is inside a leather case, with a cleaning brush attached to the interior of the lid.
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overall: 6 1/4 in x 13 7/8 in x 14 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 35.2425 cm x 36.83 cm
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Grace C. and Walter Leonard
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I have that exact typewriter, it was handed down to me from my grandpa.
I've just been gifted this typewriter from a friend who bought it 40 years ago in Switzerland. It's in beautiful condition and I would love to know who may have graced these glass keys with their fingertips at one time. The serial number is 152432. What I wouldn't give to know the history of this machine.

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