Vintage Erika suitcase typewriter by Veb Robotron Berlin, Germany 1980s



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Erika Robotron model 105 suitcase typewriter manufactured by the East German company Robotron Import-Export Volkseigener Aussenhandelsbetrieb der DDR Berlin. This model was made in the 1980s and is one of Erika's most technically advanced models. The Erika company was the basis and inspiration for the production of many other machines such as Optima, Prasident, Aztecs, CBM, Robotron etc. Machines from the 50/60 series, which are the fifth and sixth generation of Erika machines, are the unquestionable model of the typewriter and are considered the canon of industrial design. The Erika company is one of the most important companies involved in the production of writing machines in history, and the machines of the 30/40 series can be found as exhibits in many art museums around the world. The copy is preserved in very good condition, with slight traces of use. The machine is operational, it only requires replacing the tape, which has already dried due to its age. Dimensions: No suitcase height 13 cm | thickness 34 cm | width 34 cm With a suitcase height 15 cm | thickness 37 cm | width 37 cm Dimensions in inches: No suitcase height 5.1 in | thickness 13.4 in | width 13.4 in With a suitcase height 5.9 in | thickness 14.6 in | width 14.6 in The first practical typewriter was constructed by the American Christopher Latham Sholes in 1867. One of the first authors to write their works on typewriters were Mark Twain (this is how he wrote the novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"), Leo Tolstoy and Bolesław Prus. Typewriters, once so common, have now been replaced by computers and printers. The last typewriter factory was in India. It was closed in 2011. Today, typewriters are unique collector's items that can be an interesting element of interior design. Reference : 260312

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