1963 Erika Model 14
Here's an uncommon Erika Model 14 which was made in USSR-occupied Germany in 1963. This typewriter is in great shape overall, but has a few small issues. The left platen knob is missing, the body piece on the right carriage end is also missing. Luckily, the left knob is one that is rarely used, and the carriage end piece that is missing doesn't effect anything but appearance. There are also a few minor cracks in the plastic body (see all pictures). The rubber feet on the bottom of the base of the case are missing except for one out of four. The typewriter can be easily removed from the base, however, and the 4 rubber feet on the typewriter itself are all intact and not rock-solid. Other than that, this typewriter is in excellent shape and works perfectly. It also comes with the original user manual, the key for locking/unlocking the case, and a "Typewriting Style Manual" which came with the typewriter. This typewriter is an excellent typewriter to write with, and can definitely be used heavily and frequently. Universal ribbons fit this machine, and are sold on this site. If you are willing to look past the few flaws of this machine, you will find that this typewriter is a very reliable workhorse that is ready to type for years to come.