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The Typewriter Database 193X Hermes Baby Featherweight Serial # Unknown From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 193X Hermes Baby Featherweight Serial # Unknown One of my Exes -

Another of my early machines. I bought this Baby plus one other machine at an antique shop some distance from me, on the way home from picking up another typewriter.

it was pretty dirty and most of the keys were stuck, but it was otherwise mechanically sound. Gentle disk soap cleaned the paint. (This paint is easily removed so be careful if you try anything else). I cleaned the bare metal parts with Q-tips soaked in denatured alcohol. Then the mechanical parts were lightly lubricated with sewing machine oil. Finally, a white paint stick was used to restore the letters on the plastic key tops. I doubt this machine was ever serviced, and yet a few hours work made a tremendous difference.

This particular model is not a favorite for typing. The key action is OK but for some reason it's not a machine on which I could get a rhythm going. I love the looks and the fact that it has the original matching gray metal spools.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O:
193X Hermes Baby Featherweight

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193X Hermes Baby Featherweight
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Unknown

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-08-2015 at 10:19AM
Last Edit: 10-14-2015 at 03:26PM

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Description:

One of my Exes -

Another of my early machines. I bought this Baby plus one other machine at an antique shop some distance from me, on the way home from picking up another typewriter.

it was pretty dirty and most of the keys were stuck, but it was otherwise mechanically sound. Gentle disk soap cleaned the paint. (This paint is easily removed so be careful if you try anything else). I cleaned the bare metal parts with Q-tips soaked in denatured alcohol. Then the mechanical parts were lightly lubricated with sewing machine oil. Finally, a white paint stick was used to restore the letters on the plastic key tops. I doubt this machine was ever serviced, and yet a few hours work made a tremendous difference.

This particular model is not a favorite for typing. The key action is OK but for some reason it's not a machine on which I could get a rhythm going. I love the looks and the fact that it has the original matching gray metal spools.


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Scott O
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