This Erika 10 arrived from Germany today. I first encountered an Erika 10 at a friend’s house. I instantly was drawn towards its curves and lines. Once I produced some words with its keys, I was smitten. I had to have one. It has an amazingly smooth action, and it is at once sturdy and light to the touch.
I found this machine for a great price. The mechanics are very smooth. I am not sure, but it might be missing a type bar disentangling key and a touch selector, but there doesn’t seem to any gaps or hanging levers where these might be found. I also have no idea how to dislodge the machine from the case’s base. There are no release levers under the hood.
Lastly, upper case and lower case are badly out of alignment. I’ve made this kind of adjustment on Olympias, but an Erika is different. I think I found the screws, but they won’t budge. I added a little oil to loosen them. Perhaps I’ll have better luck tomorrow.