Manufactured in the German Democratic Republic by the VEB Kombinat Robotron in 1987 and exported to Western Europe, the Erika 3004 was unavailable to citizens of the GDR at the time of its release. Named after Erik Honecker's granddaughter and as bland as Honecker himself, the 3004 is not quite as run-of-the-mill as it first seems. … Continue reading Erika’s Element of Surprise
Erika 3004 Electronic Typewriter Instruction Guide
Released in 1987 and weighing 7kg, the Erika 3004 is a dual pitch machine with an average speed of 10 cps and a correction memory of 20 characters. Upgraded typewriters with more correction memory and the addition of 15 pitch, the 3005 and the 3006, followed in 1988. The 3006 model has a narrow (16 … Continue reading Erika 3004 Electronic Typewriter Instruction Guide
The Fashionable Type
This typewriter had better be impossible to find in Western Australia. I bought it cheaply on German eBay and had it shipped to the U.K. where I picked it up during a recent visit. Fortunately, it's very lightweight and was easily stowed away on the flight home. Nice looking machine ...On first glance, you could be forgiven … Continue reading The Fashionable Type
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