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The Typewriter Database 1939 Hermes Baby Serial # 175909 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1939 Hermes Baby Serial # 175909 One of my Exes -

I bought this Hermes Baby to redeem that last one I had that didn't work so well. This one was filthy dirty but had good paint and an International English keyboard, so I went for it.

I disassembled the Baby for cleaning inside and out, removing decades' worth of dirt and debris, scrubbing the type bars, and unjamming stuck keys (about half or more were stuck when I first got it). The typewriter was stripped of all the old felt; felt was replaced on all the felted surfaces - the top and bottom case lids, plus top and sides of the machine. The carriage was cleaned and lubricated for proper movement and the upper and lower case were re-aligned. The worn "E" key was repainted. The painted surfaces underwent a deep cleaning but I steered clear of the decals. The exterior paint was in excellent shape on the machine, as were the original decals and the original gray ribbon spools.

I owned it for maybe a few weeks before selling it. Call it catch-and-release if you will, but I like knowing this fine machine has been restored to type for some years to come.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O:
1939 Hermes Baby

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1939 Hermes Baby
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175909

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-20-2015 at 06:49PM
Last Edit: 10-14-2015 at 04:26PM

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Description:

One of my Exes -

I bought this Hermes Baby to redeem that last one I had that didn't work so well. This one was filthy dirty but had good paint and an International English keyboard, so I went for it.

I disassembled the Baby for cleaning inside and out, removing decades' worth of dirt and debris, scrubbing the type bars, and unjamming stuck keys (about half or more were stuck when I first got it). The typewriter was stripped of all the old felt; felt was replaced on all the felted surfaces - the top and bottom case lids, plus top and sides of the machine. The carriage was cleaned and lubricated for proper movement and the upper and lower case were re-aligned. The worn "E" key was repainted. The painted surfaces underwent a deep cleaning but I steered clear of the decals. The exterior paint was in excellent shape on the machine, as were the original decals and the original gray ribbon spools.

I owned it for maybe a few weeks before selling it. Call it catch-and-release if you will, but I like knowing this fine machine has been restored to type for some years to come.


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Scott O
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Writer, collector and typewriter tinkerer based in the Seattle area, WA State, U.S.A.


1939 Hermes Baby Photo Gallery

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