The typewriter „Erika 5“ is a mechanical typewriter for home or travel and was manufactured by the company Seidel & Naumann in 1940. It was used to write text on paper with printing types.
The characteristic clacking sound of a mechanical typewriter is made when the type is hammered against the carriage (the roller holding the paper) when the keys are pressed. The end of a line is announced by the ring of a bell.
Today mechanical typewriters are often collector's items or used for decoration. In the areas of business and private life PCs and laptops have almost completely replaced them.
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