The Erika’s pace and type style…

At first I felt the Erika looks far exceeded its ability to type.  Then I let my fingers feel their way and I found the Erika is very responsive if you know its gait and swing to its tune. Then it can be fun… until I forget and try to pluck at an Underwood’s tone. The Erika is not made for such a touch and style… but fine its proper rate and its rating goes up and the fun starts.

1960 Erika
1960 Erika

 

Monarch butterfly… in noiseless flight. Monarch typewriter with quiet type….

Some typewriters inspire and this one just keeps putting words on the page that float and flutter and pass through my fingertips with ease and grace on the winds of thought and the gentle breeze of kind thoughts and soft gusts of pleasure… Like the Monarch Butterfly this typewriter is full of easy grace and form and easy on the eyes.

1935 Monarch Noiseless 8
1935 Monarch Noiseless 8

Never say never… when a Oliver 5 is concerned.

Two years ago I bought an Oliver (Bat Ear) typewriter and it was a major disaster in my collecting career.  Paid to much for a hunk of rust.  I obtained parts, bought a manual and watched You-Tube video’s regarding repair.  Then one very hot day… I had the carriage removed wanted to put it back on and like a square peg; made things worse than when I started.  So I said never again.  Then this one came my way… works sort of… I used my Everest to post (fitting).

1910 Oliver 5 typewriter Plus 1960 Everest
1910 Oliver 5 typewriter Plus 1960 Everest