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1963 Aztec (Erika) 14 Serial # 2152124 1963 Aztec (Erika) 14 typewriter, Serial # 2152124 Oscar Chavez's 1963 Aztec (Erika) 14 typewriter. 2018-11-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Oscar Chavez: 1963 Aztec (Erika) 14 Serial # 2152124 I found this Aztec 14 at an estate sale. The case says "Made in Germany (USSR occupied)," which can also be seen (faintly) on the back of the typewriter. I am not sure why, and for how long, products made in the GDR said "USSR occupied." The first serial number for this model, according to the database, should be 2200001, from 1963. This typewriter's serial number is an earlier one. I can only assume that the East Germans were less methodical keeping track of typewriters manufacture than of political dissidents.

1963 Aztec (Erika) 14 #2152124

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Oscar Chavez (oscarc)
Created: 11-22-2018 at 03:00PM
Last Edit: 11-22-2018 at 03:08PM


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I found this Aztec 14 at an estate sale. The case says "Made in Germany (USSR occupied)," which can also be seen (faintly) on the back of the typewriter. I am not sure why, and for how long, products made in the GDR said "USSR occupied." The first serial number for this model, according to the database, should be 2200001, from 1963. This typewriter's serial number is an earlier one. I can only assume that the East Germans were less methodical keeping track of typewriters manufacture than of political dissidents.

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The original brown knob broke and someone replaced it with this green one.
The original brown knob broke and someone replaced it with this green one.


MADE IN GERMANY
(U.S.S.R. OCCUPIED)
MADE IN GERMANY (U.S.S.R. OCCUPIED)




This is the inside of the case.
This is the inside of the case.

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