Such a beautiful machine! Defaced by the paint ... but that's a significant bit of history that should, of course, be preserved.
I love the history still present on this machine. Interesting addition to your collection.
The markings are beautiful, in their way. The blank sides of the typewriter are a canvas.How I do love the looks of the Erika 8. :D
I agree, the history evidenced by the markings is worth preserving, certainly in this case. It's still a beautiful machine (:
What they said,,, makes it very unique. :)
Thank you all for your kind comments. I won't be removing these markings of course.
If I didn't know the story, I would have hated those markings (and possibly tried to remove them). But it now proves it's peace in history, which deserves to be treasured. And wow, being used for so many hours and still looking pristine! Great find!